The fourth season of Stranger Things will be released in two parts, with volume two taking the form of two feature-length episodes
Fans had to wait three years for Stranger Things season 4 to land on Netflix – and now that it has, the streaming giant has decided to extend the season finale even further.
Part one of the season was released in one go on May 27, with seven episodes, all with running times in excess of an hour.
But it won’t have taken long for the show’s fans to gorge their way through the latest episodes of the supernatural sci-fi show, and many fans are now eagerly awaiting the release of the rest of Season 4.
When is Stranger Things Season 4 Part 2 coming out?
Stranger Things Season 4 Part 2 will be released on Netflix on July 1st, five weeks after Part One was released.
Part two consists of two extended episodes, the first being 1 hour and 25 minutes long and the second being a whopping 2.5 hours.
What happened in Season 4 Part 1?
In season four we learn about Eleven’s past and how she massacred the fellow kids who bullied her while she was living in the lab.
Vecna, another beast from the Upside Dimension, comes to town and begins wreaking havoc by killing cheerleader Chrissy and Hawkins student Fred.
Victor Creel, who was incarcerated at Pennhurst Mental Hospital, became a suspect in the murders because the victims were mutilated in the same way as his family, whom he had been accused of murdering.
Eventually it became clear that Creel was innocent and a victim of Vecna himself.
Meanwhile, Hopper has escaped his Russian prison but has been recaptured sold out, ready to be fed to the Demogorgon.
Hopper is eventually saved from such a fate while in America the gang continues to grapple with Vecna and seek a way to once again close the gate to the Upside Down dimension.
Elf is temporarily able to regain her powers by resuming past trauma.
In the final episode of season four, it is revealed that Victor Creel’s son, Henry, possessed special powers himself and killed his sister and mother before slipping into a coma.
Henry woke up at the Hawkins Lab at the same time Eleven was there – the pair eventually fought and Henry broke through to the Upside Down dimension where he became Vecna.
Will there be a fifth season of Stranger Things?
Yes, the show’s creators, the Duffer brothers, confirmed that Stranger Things would be returning for a fifth and final season after season four part two.
Season 5 will be a long time coming as filming hasn’t started yet. The fourth season was released eight months after filming wrapped. So if production for season five kicks off this year, a late 2023 release would be likely.
The Duffer brothers also discussed a Stranger Things spinoff series that would take place in the same universe but focus on different characters.
A spinoff series is unlikely to be released before the end of season five, allowing for a release sometime in 2024 or 2025.