Netflix has announced the release dates for Season 4 of the supernatural thriller series Stranger Things. The new season will be split into two parts: Volume 1 is out May 27; Volume 2 starts streaming on July 1.
The Duffer Brothers, creators and executive producers of Stranger Things, shared a letter about the new season of Stranger Things. “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 seasons, Stranger Things 4 was the most challenging season yet,” Matt and Ross Duffer explained. Later in the note, the Duffers revealed that the show will end after its fifth season. Find the letter below.
The fourth season of Stranger Things was first announced in September 2019, with a preview following in February 2020. The show’s third season premiered in July 2019.
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The Duffer Brothers:
Hi nerds! Do you copy?
It’s been a little while.
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 seasons, 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. Volume One will release on May 27th; Volume Two will release five weeks later on July 1st.
So that’s the good news. It’s coming soon. And it’s bigger than ever.
It’s also the beginning of the end.
Seven years ago, we planned out the complete story arc for Stranger Things. At the time, we predicted the story would last four to five seasons. It proved too large to tell in four, but — as you’ll soon see for yourselves — we are now hurtling toward our finale. Season 4 will be the penultimate season; season 5 will be the last.
There are still many more exciting stories to tell within the world of Stranger Things; new mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes. But first we hope that you stay with us as we finish this tale of a powerful girl named Eleven and her brave friends, of a broken police chief and a ferocious mom, of a small town called Hawkins and an alternate dimension known only as the Upside Down. As always, we are grateful for your patience and support.
Over and out,
Matt and Ross