Is ‘Stranger Things’ Getting a Movie? Season 4 Episodes Hint So

Published 05/23/2022, 1:00 PM EDT

There haven’t been many shows that have received the amount of appreciation and success that Stranger Things has. After almost six years of first airing, the show’s popularity has only grown, and the fan base has become larger than ever. That’s why with their most awaited season, the creators are going all out. The season’s new darker tone has made the news for a while. But now, the extremely long runtime of the season has left people in shock.

Fans are no longer calling them episodes and instead refer to them as movies. Let us explore what the fans are saying and try to figure out if a Stranger Things movie is a possibility.

People react to the insane Stranger Things episode runtime

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Stranger Things season 4 will premiere in four days, on May 27, and while it isn’t the show’s last season (that honor belongs to the already-greenlit season 5), it certainly seems like it.

The new season will include nine humongous episodes. We’ve observed it previously, but it’s generally only a small increase, 5-15 minutes more most of the time.  However, Episodes 1 through 6 of Season 4 is each roughly an hour and 15 minutes long on average. Episode 7 clocks in at 1 hour and 38 minutes. 1 hour and 25 minutes for Episode 8. Episode 9 clocks in at 2 hours and 30 minutes. 

So what is the people’s verdict on it? Do they love the extended runtime? Here are some of the tweets regarding the long runtime of season 4.

https://twitter.com/thebreadlord/status/1527698359112241154

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https://twitter.com/Awesomegamer092/status/1527998165693104130

https://twitter.com/Heffaay/status/1527754314470522880?s=20&t=DG4O2Ifgc5JG8_mPS_5Y9A

The Stranger Things fandom clearly seems divided on the length of the episodes. Some are apprehensive that creators at Netflix might be making the same mistakes as Game of Thrones did. But we will have to wait and see if that’s the case or not?

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Can a movie be in the works?

There has been an increasing trend among shows to conclude the stories not in the last episode but with a movie. Peaky Blinders and The Last Kingdom both have done this. And it wouldn’t be surprising if Netflix chose to do it with Stranger Things as well.

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As of now, there is no news of a movie. But there isn’t also a confirmed announcement that the storyline will conclude with the fifth season. Seeing how Netflix split the seasons of Ozark and Stranger Things, it wouldn’t be unusual if they commission a movie to increase their gains from the show.

Do you think Stranger Things will end with a movie? Let us know in the comments.

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Baheen Qadri

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Baheen Qadri is an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie. Currently, he is pursuing BA in Mass comm Hons from SCMC Pune. He loves binge-watching films and TV series on Netflix.

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