Season 4 will have a runtime nearly twice the length of any previous season and be split in two. Netflix has announced the release dates and confirmed that season 5 will be the last.
Update: The first part of Stranger Things 4 is now available to stream on Netflix in 4K Dolby Vision.
Stranger Things 4
Global hit series Stranger Things will soon return to screens around the world with season 4. Nearly every episode is "super-sized", says Netflix.
Stranger Things 4 will therefore be split in two. Volume 1 will premiere on May 27, 2022, and volume 2 on July 1, 2022. The new episodes will be available to enjoy in 4K Dolby Vision. There is no word on the audio format. Previous episodes have been available in 5.1 surround sound only.
In addition, Netflix and the show's creators, the Duffer brothers, confirmed that season 5 will be the last.
- "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 ourselves -- we are now hurtling toward our finale. Season 4 will be the penultimate season; season 5 will be the last," said the Duffer brothers.
Stranger Things is one of Netflix's biggest original shows and in the May to July timeframe it will compete for viewers' attention with one of Disney's most anticipated shows, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
About Stranger Things 4
It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn't made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.
Since its release in 2016, the global phenomenon Stranger Things has garnered over 65 award wins and 175 award nominations, including those from the Emmys, Golden Globes, Grammys, SAG, DGA, PGA, WGA, BAFTA, a Peabody Award, AFI Program of the Year, the People’s Choice Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and many others. The three-time Emmy nominee for Best Drama is one of Netflix’s most-watched titles, with Season 3 amassing 582 million view hours ranking as the second most popular English-language series in the Netflix Top 10, and Season 2 accounting for 427 million view hours ranking at #10. Stranger Things was created by The Duffer Brothers and is produced by Monkey Massacre Productions & 21 Laps Entertainment. The Duffer Brothers serve as executive producers on the series, alongside Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps Entertainment, and Iain Paterson.