Stranger Things Season 4 won’t be available on Netflix until Friday (May 27), but the first eight minutes of the penultimate season are currently available. Stranger Things 4 will finally premiere on Netflix later this week (Vol. 1 will premiere on Friday, May 27), and the opening eight minutes have been released in anticipation.
The fourth season resumes up where the immensely successful Netflix programme left off in the summer of 2019 with a cliffhanger finale.
The pandemic has caused multiple delays in the sci-fi thriller, but now we’ll finally find out what happened to Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), her adoptive father Jim Hopper (David Harbour), and the rest of the Hawkins gang.
Six months have passed since the Battle of Starcourt, which caused mayhem and destruction in Hawkins.
Netflix has published eight minutes of episode 401 — and while watching that first instead of the complete thing may seem unusual, keep in mind that the Duffer Brothers have promised a ‘supersized’ season, with the first six episodes all apparently ranging at roughly 75 minutes each. The following three episodes are even longer, with episode 7 clocking in at 98 minutes, episode 8 clocking in at 85 minutes, and the final episode clocking in at a whopping 150 minutes. So, actually, eight minutes isn’t that long…
The gang of kids has split up, with Eleven and Joyce’s boys Will (Noah Schnapp) and Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) attempting to adjust to their new life in sunny California.
“In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrific supernatural menace appears, providing a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down,” according to Netflix’s official synopsis for the second-to-last series.
“Suffice it to say, season four is massive,” Levy previously told the trade newspaper. “It’s significantly more ambitious visually and narratively than the previous three seasons.”
The penultimate season (there is still one more to go) is also the most expensive to date, with each episode costing a whopping $30 million.
The first seven episodes (Volume 1) of Series 4 will be available on Netflix on Friday, May 27, with the remaining two (Volume 2) following on July 1.