Fans of Netflix’s Stranger Things have waited three long years for the show’s Season 4 to arrive, and when it did on 27 May, the reception to the story and music choice was generally pretty warm.
Well, the first part of the season that appeared at least. See, Stranger Things Season 4 was split into two volumes, with the first seven episodes released on 27 May and the remaining two episodes a full five weeks later on 1 July.
Fans of the show have been speculating on the reason why, with some out-there ideas. Some thought it was another gimmick to generate hype.
The truth is more mundane than that. If you missed the more diplomatic reason given by Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer earlier, the show’s writers have revealed why episodes 8 and 9, at 1 hour 25 minutes and 2 hours 19 minutes long respectively, will only be released on 1 July.
The episodes aren’t done yet.
Stranger Things Season 4 has (so far) been improving on the series’ intense storytelling, music, cinematography and acting. It is a scarier, bigger and more emotional season with a much, much darker turn with a new monster in town. Each time you think it can’t get stranger, scarier and bigger, it does. We can’t wait to see what 1 July brings.
Meanwhile, you can catch up on (or rewatch) Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1 now on Netflix.