Netflix to release Stranger Things 4 in 2 parts
February 18, 2022
By Nik Roseveare
Netflix has announced that the highly-anticipated Season 4 of his sci-fi series Stranger Things will be released in two parts later this year.
Stranger Things 4 Volume 1 will premiere on May 27th and Volume 2 will follow on July 1st.
In a note on Twitter, series creators The Duffer Brothers said: “With nine scripts, over eight-hundred pages, almost two years of filming, thousands of visual effects shots, and a runtime nearly twice the length of any previous season, Stranger Things 4 was the most challenging season yet, but also the most rewarding one. Everyone involved is incredibly proud of the results, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Given the unprecedented length, and to get it to you as soon as possible, Season 4 will be released in two volumes.”
The season picks up six months after the ‘Battle of Starcourt’ in Season 3, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, the group of friends find themselves separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.
Since its release in 2016, Stranger Things has garnered over 65 award wins and 175 award nominations, including those from the Emmys, Golden Globes, Grammys, SAG, DGA, PGA, WGA, BAFTA, a Peabody Award, AFI Programme of the Year, the People’s Choice Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and many others. The three-time Emmy nominee for Best Drama is one of Netflix’s most-watched titles, with Season 3 amassing 582 million view hours ranking as the second most popular English-language series in the Netflix Top 10, and Season 2 accounting for 427 million view hours ranking at #10. The series was also the focus of a successful Secret Cinema event in 2020.