The primary quantity of Stranger Issues season 4 was launched final week, and now we all know, as soon as and for all, simply how lengthy quantity two goes to be. Episode eight will clock in at simply over an hour, whereas episode 9, the season finale episode, is 2 hours and 19 minutes lengthy. So two episodes of tv, about three and a half hours, and it’s not even the remaining season.
Entertainment Weekly spoke to Shawn Levy, one of many govt producers of the present, who mentioned, “There’s no query that season 4 is constructed as a prelude to and springboard for the fifth and remaining season. While you watch Quantity II, you’ll know what I’m speaking about.” He continued, saying, “It’s essential to the [Duffer] brothers, and all of us who make the present with them, that we end sturdy, stick the touchdown, and never inform one fragment of story greater than has goal.”
This can be a daring assertion to make a couple of present that appears intent on delivering a cinematic universe as a substitute of a tv present, however okay Shawn Levy. I don’t have way more so as to add past what I mentioned in a earlier weblog on the topic, however it’s clear now greater than ever that the chopped-up schedule and large runtime feels extra like a advertising and marketing ploy meant to entice viewers to withstand the pull of different reveals (like The Boys on Prime Video and Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+) which might be in competitors with Stranger Issues. By having a broken-up schedule bookending each the discharge and finale of the opposite reveals, it can assure viewership… and justify that $30 million per episode price range to make season 5.
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