Warning: This article contains major Stranger Things spoilers
Netflix has released a teaser trailer for the second instalment of the fourth season of Stranger Things - check it out:
Volume two, which contains the second batch of episodes, is set to land on 1 July, finishing off the highly praised fourth season.
The second instalment will consist of just two episodes, but fans won’t be left disappointed as the finale is a whopping two hours and 19 minutes long.
In an interview with The Wrap, Stranger Things co-creator Matt Duffer said the last two episodes of season four were ‘movies’.
He said: "[Episodes] seven and nine in particular are movies. And nine is a long movie.”
Duffer explained that the need for longer episodes was because there was a lot more plot in season four than in previous seasons.
He explained: "A lot of it had to do with the fact that we had characters spread out in three locations and we had a lot more plot. It must be quadruple the plot we had in season three.
"That was our fun blockbuster season. This season we knew that season five was going to be our last, we had to start revealing a lot."
"The more we were writing, the more we realised we need more time in order for these reveals to land, in order for these storylines to work.
"Partway through we knew we needed to ask Netflix for nine episodes instead of eight and as we started shooting we realised, 'Oh these are mega-long episodes.'"
The bumper-length episode has divided fans with some suggesting it’s too long and others more than happy to sit through 139 minutes of Stranger Things in a single sitting.
Responding to a tweet confirming the runtime, one person said: “There’s absolutely no reason for one episode of TV to be this long, on any show ever. And I like Stranger Things! But this should be three episodes.”
While another said: “My brother in Christ that is too long for even a film.”
Others disagreed with one fan posting: “A whole a** movie, I am here for it.”
And someone else commented: “More shows should do this.”
Season four is preparing fans for the fifth and final season, which is yet to have a formal release date.
But despite the show not even finishing yet, creators Matt and Ross Duffer have revealed that they already have an idea for a spin-off.
Speaking to Variety, they said: "We do have an idea for a spinoff that we’re super excited about… but we haven’t told anyone the idea yet, much less written it.”
"We think everyone - including Netflix - will be surprised when they hear the concept, because it's very, very different."
The first volume of Stranger Things season four is streaming on Netflix now, while the final two will land on 1 July.
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