It's coming! Netflix has announced that Stranger Things is coming soon - with a number of changes from previous seasons.
The new season will be split into two volumes. The first of these volumes will release on 27 May, with the second following shortly after on 1 July.
But this isn't the only surprise fans received.
Netflix has also announced that the seasons four has 'a runtime nearly twice the length of any previous season'.
This means that season's four's nine episodes will likely be a whole lot longer than the usual 50-60 minute runtime of the first three season's instalments.
The move appears to have pleased a number of the show's fans.
Ok so Stranger Things 4 is— Shivani Singh (@SinghShivaniINC) February 18, 2022
- Split into two parts
- The episodes are much longer than any of the episodes from any of the previous 3 seasons
- The beginning of the end for the story, with Stranger Things 5 planned to be the final season
One fan took to Twitter commenting 'holy s*** this is gonna be great'.
Another user seemed to just be screaming in excitement.
Others simply stated that this was certainly a win for fans of the show.
Some fans where somewhat less excited though, one tweeted that they'll 'take it considering how long we had to wait'.
so these episodes of stranger things will be longer than before, honestly i’ll take it considering how long we had to wait— 𖤐 (@nastymonet) February 17, 2022
for their own sake i hope stranger things secretly filmed season 4 and 5 back to back and they plan for season 5 to be the last because thats the only reason why it shouldve taken this long— cay (@koralinadean) February 17, 2022
One tweeted that they hoped Stranger Things had secretly filmed seasons 4 and 5 back-to-back and this was why the new season was taking so long.
While this doesn't seem to be the case, it sounds like they likely did film more material than usual, allowing them to supersize the season.
Towards the end of last year, Netflix revealed the episode titles for season four which are as follows: 'The Hellfire Club', 'Vecna's Curse', 'The Monster And The Superhero', 'Dear Billy', 'The Nina Project', 'The Dive', 'The Massacre At Hawkins Lab', 'Papa' and 'The Piggyback'.
There will also be a number of newcomers to the show. Robert Englund, who played the infamous Freddy Kruger in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, will take on the role of Victor Creel - a 'disturbed and intimidating man who is imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital.'
Eduardo Franco will play Argyle - Jonathan's new BFF - and Jamie Campbell Bower will take on the role of Peter Ballard - an orderly at a psychiatric hospital.
Sherman Augustus will play Lt. Colonel Sullivan, an 'intelligent, no-nonsense man who believes he knows how to stop the evil in Hawkins once and for all'. While, Mason Dye will play Jason Carver, 'a handsome, rich athlete who is dating the most popular girl in school'.
Alongside all the news about season four, Netflix also announced that Stranger Things will end with season 5 - although when the final season will actually air remains to be seen.
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