Netflix Monopoly game reveals ‘Stranger Things’ spoilers before season 4 premiere

The popular Netflix series is returning after almost three years since its last season

One of Netflix’s biggest shows, Stranger Things is finally back after almost three years since the release of the third season. While the series is just days away from launching, it may have been spoiled not by leaks, but by a popular board game — Monopoly.

The series has a giant fan base, following the creepy, supernatural (and strange) happenings in Hawkins, Indiana, while viewers try to solve whatever mystery the series creators, The Duffer Brothers, present.

SFinn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, and Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

Season 4 is no exception, as viewers are already breaking down every clip and trailer Netflix releases before the premiere. Images of an official Monopoly board game tie-in surfaced online weeks ago, however, pivotal plot points in the new season have so far been kept under wraps.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, images of the Monopoly game appeared on Reddit, spoiling major aspects of the upcoming season. Netflix was reportedly “not happy” about the leak, nor were the Duffer Brothers, who “weren’t consulted about the game.”

A Reddit thread says that the images came from a game that was purchased at a major retailer. While that’s unconfirmed, the post reads, “Nobody stole it; nobody leaked a sample.”

Netflix's "Stranger Things" Season 4 Premiere
(L-R) Cara Buono, Maya Hawke, Winona Ryder, Campbell Bower, Millie Bobby Brown, Matthew Modine, Caleb McLaughlin, Brett Gelman, Finn Wolfhard, Eduardo Franco, Sadie Sink, Noah Schnapp, Joseph Quinn, Gaten Matarazzo, Charlie Heaton, Priah Ferguson, David Harbour, Natalia Dyer and Joe Keery attend Netflix’s “Stranger Things” season 4 premiere at Netflix Brooklyn on May 14, 2022 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

“Lessons have been learned and, I expect, there will be more cohesion going into season 5,” a source close to Netflix told the outlet. Outside of the game, Netflix has been busy promoting their tentpole series with official merch, the Stranger Things Experience, and more.

Stranger Things 4 takes place six months after the Battle of Starcourt, which occurred in last season’s finale.

“Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier,” the season synopsis, via Netflix, reads. “In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.”

Check out the final trailer for the season below:

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