After a long three-year wait, Stranger Things finally premiered its fourth season on Netflix. It is being released in two distinct volumes, with the first batch of seven episodes available for streaming on May 27th, 2022, while the second volume will premiere on July 1st, 2022, and will have two feature-length episodes.
Created by the Duffer brothers, the fourth season took viewers on a darker, gorier and scarier bender into the Upside Down with a new deadly monster, Vecna haunting the show.
Set across three distinct locations, namely California, Hawkins and Kamchatka in Russia, Stranger Things season four has been “super worth the wait”, as executive producer Shawn Levy promised a few months back.
Levy, who has had the privilege of watching the two final episodes of the season, has opened up about the “punch” they will provide to the viewers.
While talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Levy said, “I’ll just tell you that we are hard at work on volume two. There’s so much being written as far as the runtimes of these episodes, and the hefty runtime of episode nine, in particular.” He had already explained that the episodes are longer than some of his films, namely The Adam Project and Free Guy.
Levy did not hold back on his praise for the final two episodes of the fourth season. “Having seen both those finale episodes, they are as emotional as they are cinematic,” he said. “Holy shit, they are definitely a treat for the eyes, but they punch you right in the heart. So, that’s what I’ll say about that.”
With season five being the show’s final season, Levy talked about how they are trying to make the loose ends meet and gear up for the finale. He emphasised how the fifth season is “all about finishing strong.”
Teasing “phenomenal ideas for season five”, he said, “we don’t t want to stick around past the point where we see our path with clarity and confidence. So, season five will no doubt be epic.”
As reiterated by the rest of the cast, Levy echoed their thoughts by adding, “It will be bittersweet for us to shoot and very bittersweet for audiences to watch. But hopefully, it’s also deeply satisfying because, as we all know, as fans of many other shows, there’s few feelings as crummy as an unsatisfying ending — and there’s no chance in hell that we are going to give our passionate, loyal fans anything less than a deeply satisfying close in the final chapter.”
The fourth season stars Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Sadie Sink, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, Natalia Dyer, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Priah Ferguson, Brett Gelman, Matthew Modine, Robert Englund, Jamie Campbell Bower, Charlie Heaton and others in important roles.