The beloved Netflix series is airing its season in halves. It’s also, ending. Here are some key art and news to cry about it.
In a move that is becoming increasingly a trend in steering away from entire season drops in the industry, Stranger Things Season 4 is splitting its newest season in half. Airing Volume 1 on May 27th and Volume 2 on July 1st. Saddened by the news, Netflix had this official statement from showrunners, the Duffer brothers:
So yes, it’s confirmed the series, beloved by virtually everyone with a Netflix account, is finally ending. After an outstanding run since 2016. Though if that message from the creators wasn’t enough to try and calm us, the Network also provided some gorgeous key art.
According to Netflix’s press release, season 4 is set to take place 6 months after the Battle at Starcourt Mall. Where everyone is sort of reeling from having been separated for the first time right as they begin high school. To make matters even more complicated, the Upside Down seems to have followed, though this time, perhaps for the last time—if the gang can solve this new mystery.
Since the show’s debut in 2016, Stranger Things has been a TV phenomenon. With 65 award wins and 175 award nominations, including an Emmy, Golden Globe, Grammy, SAG, DGA, PGA, WGA, BAFTA, a Peabody Award, AFI TV Program of the Year, the People’s Choice Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and somehow, 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.