Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 is currently taking over Netflix. The future of the show is currently the subject of speculation among the viewers. The nearly 2.5-hour-long season finale was an exhilarating roller-coaster trip for devoted viewers as many loose ends were resolved to pave the way for Eleven and her group to go out on one final adventure in Stranger Things 5.
The Duffer Brothers themselves have announced that the final season’s episodes won’t be as long as Stranger Things 4 was. Creators and showrunners of Stranger Things Ross Duffer and Matt Duffer, provided a logical justification for why Stranger Things 5 episodes are significantly shorter in an interview on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast, as reported by Deadline.
“The only reason we don’t expect to be as long is, this season, if you look at it, it’s almost a two-hour ramp up before our kids really get drawn into a supernatural mystery. You get to know them, you get to see them in their lives,” the Duffer Brothers. The Duffer Brothers point out, among other things, how the children are adjusting to high school while Steve Harrington (Joe Kerry) is looking for a date, none of which will happen in Stranger Things 5.
The last episode of Stranger Things Seasons 4 and 5 will, however, be the only thing they have in common. The season finale of Stranger Things will last as long as a full-length movie. “We’re more likely to do what we did here, which is to just have a 2.5 hour episode,” the Duffer Brothers said.
When it comes to what to anticipate from Stranger Things 5, the characters will pick up right where they left off in the previous season, ready to run up that hill. The Duffer Brothers went on to say that Season 5 will feel incredibly different because the characters “are already going to be in action, they’re already going to have a goal and a drive,” allotting at least a few hours.
In Season 4 of Stranger Things, the young adults and teenagers investigate a string of bizarre murders in Hawkins, Indiana, which they finally link to Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower), a character with abilities remarkably similar to those of Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown). Winona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, Charlie Heaton, Maya Hawke, and Joseph Quinn are also featured in the series.