Stranger Things is about to get extra epic than ever earlier than when it returns for its much-anticipated fourth season. Fans of the Netflix phenomenon have been ready for this one for a very long time, as filming started on season 4 again in early 2020 earlier than the pandemic induced it to proceed on and off till late 2021. But the lengthy delay will hopefully show value it as the following batch of episodes is about to be the longest of the lot.
Creators the Duffer brothers have confirmed that season 4 shall be twice the length of previous runs, with every episode clocking it at an hour or over. With this prolonged runtime comes a bigger scope and scale to the storytelling, as effectively. Speaking at Deadline’s Contenders Television convention, the Duffers revealed they like to check this season to Game of Thrones.
“We kind of jokingly call it our Game of Thrones season because it’s so spread out, so I think that’s what’s unique or most unique about the season,” Matt Duffer stated. Ross Duffer, in the meantime, added that GoT wasn’t truly the unique inspiration for the longer episode lengths. This was only a consequence of eager to lastly answer some long-held questions concerning the present’s mythology.
“Game of Thrones is one thing we’ve referenced, but also for us really what it’s about is revelations, in that we really wanted to start giving the audience some answers,” stated Ross.
Game of Thrones is clearly well-known for following varied totally different plot-threads. Sure sufficient, Stranger Things season 4 will do the identical, with the brothers happening to tease that the following run could have three main storylines, every of which sport a singular tone.
“This season, we really wanted to really get into it and [revealing] some of those answers. But to do that properly, we needed time, so it just became bigger and bigger,” the brothers stated. “We have these three storylines, are all connected and kind of interwoven together, but it’s just very different tones.”
Season 4 is so ginormous, in truth, that it’s being cut up up into two segments. The first half of the nine-part season is about to hit Netflix on May 27, with the second batch arriving 5 weeks afterward July 1. Remember, this isn’t the tip for Stranger Things, nevertheless, as a fifth and closing season has been introduced to observe this one. Who is aware of, possibly season 5 might be even longer and extra epic than 4.