Another of the most talked about topics Stranger Things 4and the one that has attracted the most attention among the fandom and the critics, is the duration of the episodes of the fourth season, which was divided by Netflix and the co-creators of the series, the brothers Matt and Ross Dufferin two volumes.
The Volume 1released on May 27, made up of episodes 1 to 7, does not have any episodes less than an hour long, the longest being 1 hour and 38 minutes (Chapter Seven: The Massacre at Hawkins Lab), and the Volume 2premiered last Friday, July 1, made up of episodes 8 and 9, lasting 1 hour and 25 minutes, and 2 hours and 19 minutes, respectively, giving a total of a season of 9 episodes of almost 13 hours (769 minutes).
Nevertheless, this will not be something that is repeated in the fifth and final season of Stranger Things. The most recent declarations of the Duffer Brothers to the Collider medium affirm that, although it is true that Stranger Things 5 will be longer than the first seasons, they want to keep the duration close to 10 hours:
“We thought season 4 was going to have eight [episodios], and that they were going to be regular in length,” states Matt Duffer. “So if you had interviewed us before season four, that’s what I would have said. I think we’re aiming for eight again. We don’t want it to be 13 hours. We’re aiming for 10+ hours or something. I think it’s going to be longer than season 1 because we have a lot to finish, but I don’t think it’s going to be as long as season 4“.
“This season, for example, it was two hours before our characters realized that the monster was killing people in Hawkins. Now they know what the threat is, and that will help speed it up,” explica Ross Duffer.
The Duffer Brothers also revealed that, in August of this year, and after taking a vacation in July, they will return to write the script for the final season.
IN STRANGER THINGS 4 VOL. 2:
“Divided by distance but forever determined, our scattered friends face a terrifying future. But it’s only the beginning. The beginning of the end.”
The cast is made up of young actors Millie Bobby Brown, Joe Keery, Gaten Matarazzo, Sadie Sink, Maya Hawke, Natalia Dyer, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Sir Ferguson, Charlie Heatony Joseph Quinnwho are accompanied by veterans Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Paul Reiser, Matthew Modinewith a special cameo from Robert Englund.