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As new television series come out after postponements due to COVID-19, viewers stream Netflix, Hulu, and Disney Plus

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Tristian Butts (‘22), watches “Stranger Things”, a show set in the 1980s, featuring young teens that witness supernatural forces and government experiments.

“I’ve been watching ‘Stranger Things’ since it came out in 2016. I am excited to watch the fourth season whenever it comes out in mid-2022. I love the show because it’s imaginative and has a lot of colors and visuals that have been innovative for Netflix shows and I want to see more of them. My prediction is that I think Will is going to die, because every season he’s been in severe trouble, and that Jim Hopper ends up living because of the teaser that was aired a year ago,” Butts said.

Ranked no.1 on the charts as the most-watched Netflix T.V. series, “Outer Banks” remained the show of the summer, reaching over 2 billion viewers back in 2021, after the season 2 release. A huge fan since it first aired back in April 2020, Garrett Bagnall (‘22) prepares for the new season, expecting many unsolved mysterious.

“The show has always been my favorite because I like the area where it takes place and the theme is really good. Even though the main character, Chase Stokes, split up with his co-star Madelyn Cline, I think they’ll still be featured together in the show. The season ended with many of us questioning whether or not they’re going to get the gold, or if we’ll meet his dad, but we’re hoping to find out more information once it comes back,” Bagnall said.

Coming out on Disney Plus, “The Mandalorian” plans on releasing another season in 2022.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, they delayed filming because of the new variant and the significant rise of cases within the past few months. Previously reported, they still plan on releasing a new season, which Lauren Clark (‘25) waited for since 2021.

“I like the show because I’ve always been a huge Star Wars fan and it fits the expectations that I had for, such as action. The show is about “The Mandalorian” becoming who he is and I think he will end up becoming a Jedi. It is a pretty popular show and I think others are excited as well to watch it when season 3 comes out,” Clark said.

Netflix series, “Stranger Things 4” and “Outer Banks 3” plan for a mid-2022 release, as well as The Mandalorian, set to come out in late 2022. For more information, follow these streaming services on Instagram or Twitter for further updates.