Stranger Things season four is premiering in two halves, with its first-half scheduled for a premiere on May 27th, 2022, and the second volume slated for a July 1st, 2022 premiere. As the cast members gear up to fight the evil Vecna while being in separate locations, stars Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp has had an interesting bit of information to share about season five which is set to be the final season.
Starring Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, Caleb McLaughlin, Joe Keery, Sadie Sink, Gaten Matarazzo, Natalia Dyer, Maya Hawke and others, Stranger Things is the Duffer brothers’ (Matt and Ross) nostalgic tribute to the enigmatic eighties and the legacy of Stephen King where they incorporate elements of mystery and sci-fi into the grunge visual aesthetics to present a concoction of every child’s dream sequence.
The fourth season is the penultimate season.
With episodes often longer than films, the first seven episodes in the first volume will see the gang split up across three different locations. The Byers family has relocated to California with Eleven, the rest of the gang is holed up in Hawkins while Chief Jim Hopper is being held captive in a Russian prison camp in Kamchatka. While talking to TheWrap, Brown joked, “You need to start killing people off.”
While she said that they were “all afraid of one of us dying,” Schnapp teased the death of “one or more” major characters since “the cast is so big”.
Talking about how the third season ended with a cliffhanger where many believed Harbour’s Hopper to have died only for the showrunners to bring him back in the fourth season, Brown called the Duffer brothers “sensitive sallies who don’t want to kill anybody off.”
She said, “We need to have the mindset of Game of Thrones.” According to the Duffer brothers, they have “outlined all of [season] five.”
They added, “So it really is [seasons] four and five are like of a piece, and this was due to the six-month hiatus that we had due to the pandemic. So we don’t typically have as much time [to make a season].”
While the first seven episodes will premiere in less than a week, the second volume with two feature-length episodes will premiere in a month’s time.