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Film Office Announces "Stranger Things" Has Begun Filming in New Mexico


SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Film Office today announced that Stranger Things, the popular Netflix television series, has begun filming in New Mexico. Season 4 of the series is produced by Monkey Massacre Productions & 21 Laps Entertainment and filming will take place through the end of August 2021 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“We first broke the news that Stranger Things would be filming its fourth season in New Mexico at the Deadline Hollywood HotSpots Conference in March 2020," said, New Mexico Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary, Alicia J. Keyes. "Not only are we excited to see New Mexico locations and talent on full display in this series, but we are interested in the film tourism that could potentially follow as well. We enthusiastically welcome the entire team with open arms.”

“We welcome the iconic Netflix series Stranger Things to New Mexico and are happy to report the show will employ over 1,000 New Mexicans” said Amber Dodson, Director, New Mexico Film Office. “The New Mexican upside-down fan base cannot wait to catch glimpses of the land of enchantment when Season 4 is released on Netflix in 2022,” 

A love letter to the ‘80s classic genre films that captivated a generation, Stranger Things is a thrilling drama set in the seemingly normal Midwestern town of Hawkins, Indiana. After a boy vanishes into thin air, his close-knit group of friends and family search for answers and are pulled into a high-stakes and deadly series of events. Beneath the surface of their ordinary town lurks an extraordinary supernatural mystery, along with top-secret government experiments and a dangerous gateway that connects our world to a powerful yet sinister realm. Friendships will be tested, and lives will be altered as what they discover will change Hawkins and possibly the world — forever.

Stranger Things was created by The Duffer Brothers and is produced by Monkey Massacre Productions & 21 Laps Entertainment. The Duffer Brothers serve as executive producers on the series, alongside Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps Entertainment, and Iain Paterson.

The production is employing approximately 325 New Mexico crew members, 70 New Mexico principal cast members, and 700 New Mexico background and extras.

For more information on the production contact castingabq@gmail.com.

All film and television productions in New Mexico are required to adhere to the state’s operative emergency public health order, associated public health restrictions, industry joint labor agreements and COVID-Safe Practices.

The New Mexico Film Office has released Back2One, a catchall set of principles, general recommendations, and resources for film and television productions operating during COVID-19. Back2One recommendations and other COVID-Safe Practices can be found at nmfilm.com