HAWKINS, IN – Stranger Things 4 has dropped the first eight minutes of the next season set to premiere on May 27.
Stranger Things is coming back at the end of this month and is bringing feature length films with it. The last 3 episodes will all run well over an hour long with episode 9 running over 2 hours.
The official synopsis for Stranger Things 4 reads:
It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time- and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.
According to reports, season 4 will be over five hours longer than each of the previous seasons and will consist of 2 volumes set to release on different dates. Volume 1 will consist of the first 7 episodes and will release on May 27. Episode 7 is said to have a run time of 98 minutes, or 1 hour and 38 minutes.
Volume 2 will release on July 1, 2022 and will feature the last two episodes of the season. Even though there will only be two episodes released, episode 8 has a run time 85 minutes, or 1 hour and 25 minutes long, and episode 9 will run 150 minutes, or 2 hours and 30 minutes long.
You can watch the first 8 minutes of Stranger Things 4 below.
The episode titles for Stranger Things 4 are:
- The Hellfire Club
- Vecna’s Curse
- The Monster and the Superhero
- Dear Billy
- The Nina Project
- The Dive
- The Massacre at Hawkins Lab
- The Piggyback
If you’re a D&D nerd, you’ll recognize the name Vecna, who likely will be the new seasons big bad guy. Stranger Things has used Dungeons and Dragons as inspiration for the bad guys like the Demogorgan and the Mind Flayer. Vecna is one of the best and greatest villains in Dungeons and Dragons.
It’s been nearly 3 years since fans have been to Hawkins and our group of dungeons and dragons playing friends are going to be separated with the Byers, along with 11, moving to California.
Created by the Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things took over when they dropped season 1 back in 2016. The show will feature Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven/Jane Hopper, David Harbour as Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, Joe Keery as Steven Harrington, Natalie Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair, and Brett Gelman as Murray Bauman.
Jamie Campbell Bower, Joseph Quinn and Eduardo Franco join the cast as Peter Ballard, Eddie Munson, and Argyle respectively. Returning is Matthew Modine as Papa/Dr. Martin Brenner and also jumping on the stranger things train is horror icon Robert England as Victor Creel. England portrayed Freddy Kruger in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.