What a journey it has been for Stranger Things! The sci-fi series well and truly broke the internet when it hit streaming service Netflix back in 2016, and has become a cornerstone of popular culture ever since. But now, the end is in sight, as season 4 of the hit Netflix TV series arrives this year, and we have found out today that the upcoming season will be split into two volumes.
In a series of tweets on February 17, 2022, Netflix confirmed the release date for the hotly-anticipated fourth season of the show. Alongside this, a letter from the show’s creators, the Duffer Brothers, indicated that season 4 will be the penultimate season for the series, meaning season 5 will be the last we see of the Stranger Things gang.
It’s certainly been a long time coming! With season 3 airing in July 2019, which means by the time season 4 does arrive, we will have waited three whole years for the return to Hawkins. But, good (and stranger) things come to those who wait!
According to the Duffer Brothers, season 4 ended up being so long that they have made the decision to split into two parts, or ‘volumes’. We now know that season 4 volume 1 will drop on Netflix on May 27, 2022, with volume 2 arriving on July 1, 2022.
Every ending has a beginning. Vol. 1 is coming May 27. Vol. 2 is coming July 1. pic.twitter.com/nw8IYqQzil
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) February 17, 2022
We also have a couple of cool posters to whet our appetite in the meantime, which appear to set all of our beloved main characters on a chaotic course to face their nemesis in the upside down. But, who will make it out of season 4 alive?
Well, what we do know is, the journey won’t end with season 4, as was the original plan. The Duffer Brothers have confirmed that there will be a fifth season of Stranger Things, and that season 5 will in fact be the conclusion to the main saga.
While this chapter is coming to an end, the Duffers believe there are more new adventures and stories to be told. pic.twitter.com/3OGCjXR2Db
— Netflix (@netflix) February 17, 2022
While season 5 should be the end of Stranger Things as we know it, there are of course spin-off projects in the works at Netflix, though it remains to be seen who, or what, they will entail.