“Stranger Things” debut on Netflix introduced fans into a new world of the paranormal like never seen before. The Duffer brothers-produced show backdropped in the 1980s and investigated mysterious events happening in the fictional town of Hawkins.
Since its premiere, the show has spanned three seasons, garnered a huge following, and has received many award nominations, ultimately sweeping home more than a few of the accolades.
With season four set to premiere sometime this year, the showrunners have dropped a key detail about the series, revealing that the sequel will have more than one part.
Read on for more details on the upcoming fourth season.
‘Stranger Things’ Season Four
Fans have been waiting for season four following season three enthralling performance. Now, according to Netflix, the acclaimed series will return to the streaming service but with a small caveat. Duffer brothers revealed in a message to fans via the streaming service site that they would not be getting the upcoming sequel in one blow.
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“Stranger Things 4” has been split into two parts, with the first batch of episodes debuting on May 27, while the second half will launch a few months later in July. The announcement further detailed that a fifth season, which will serve as the end of the road, was also in the works.
“With nine scripts, over 800 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,” the Duffer Brothers said in the statement.
Volume one of season four will consist of five episodes, with the first of the bunch dubbed “Chapter One: The Hellfire Club.” Volume two will have four episodes, ending with the finale “Chapter Nine: The Piggyback.”
At the moment, more information about the fifth series remains under wraps.
Why The Upcoming Series Got Split Into Two Parts
Indeed, as the Duffer brothers and the writers started working on Season 4 of the show, they realized that the new installment would supersede the previous ones in script length, filming hours, and a host of other details.
Despite the split, the debut of both volumes is not far apart, and fans do not have to wait too long to delve into the thrills of both worlds. The official description for “Stranger Things 4” gave more information on what fans should expect when the series premieres.
It read: “It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends is 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 and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.”
What Happened In ‘Stranger Things Season Three’ Finale
The final episode of season three played out a brutal emotional script as things spiraled into a firestorm for the protagonists. Fans will recall that Hopper sacrificed himself during the last battle between the Hawkins squad and the Russians to ensure that the opening to the Upside Down remained shut and untampered.
Eleven also lost her edge as her superhuman abilities vanished after the battle. Additionally, post-credits footage saw the Russians interrogating an anonymous “American,” which eventually revealed that Hopper had somehow escaped death.
Due to the pandemic, the release date of Season 4 of the paranormal show got postponed on different occasions as production could not continue during the lockdown. However, Netflix kept the show’s diehard fans eagerly anticipating its return by whetting their appetite with several teasers during the waiting period.
Who Will Star In Stranger Things Season Four
In the most current trailer, published last November, Eleven played by Millie Bobby Brown and Will Byers, portrayed by Noah Schnapp, were settling into their new life in California, where they had relocated at the conclusion of the third season following Chief Hopper’s (David Harbour) alleged death.
For fans, the teaser confirmed the trio’s return to the acclaimed series alongside some of their former co-stars. The list includes Finn Wolfhard as Mike, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin, Sadie Sink as Max, Joe Keery as Steve, Natalie Dyer as Nancy, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan, and Maya Hawke as Robin.
The upcoming installment will also star Priah Ferguson, Eduardo Franco, Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Quinn, Mason Dye, Robert Englund, Tom Wlaschiha, Sherman Augustus, Nikola Djuricko, Joel Stoffer, Amybeth McNulty, Myles Truitt, Regina Ting Chen, and Grace Van Dien.