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The first volume will consist of the bulk of the season, with seven of the nine episodes releasing May 27. The remaining two episodes will be released on July 1 as Volume 2 of the season.
The episodes are significantly longer than in previous seasons of the show, with most running at 75 minutes and Episode 7 running for 98 minutes. In addition, Netflix’s fan website Tudum confirmed Friday morning that Episode 8 will run 85 minutes, while the season finale’s runtime will approach two and a half hours long. Overall, the season will be almost five hours longer than the previous three seasons.
Matt Duffer recently told The Wrap that episodes “seven and nine in particular are movies. And nine is a long movie.” Regarding the Season 4 finale itself, Ross Duffer said, “We’re still refining it but we will say that it is over two hours. It’s a big one.”
As previously reported, the action in Season 4 won’t only take place in Hawkins, where most of our original core characters still reside, but in California, which is now home, sweet home to Eleven and the Byerses, and Russia, where an imprisoned Hopper is alive, if not necessarily well. The series’ tangled supernatural mythology will also be unraveled more this go-round than ever before, the Duffers recently told our sister site Deadline. “Each season, we’re just sort of peeling back the layers” of the onion that it is, said Ross. “But this season, we wanted to really get into it and [reveal] some of those answers.”
Are you hyped? Because we are very hyped!