Should You Expect Massive ‘Stranger Things’ Season 5 Episode Runtimes? Duffer Brothers Clarify

Published 08/17/2022, 7:30 AM EDT

Stranger Things season 4 was the biggest wave of terror and deaths for viewers when Vecna entered the screen with his evil intentions. A massive showdown between Eleven and Henry Creel made the fourth season of this Netflix sci-fi series special for fans. We waited three years for the show to arrive with its next installment, and it certainly was a worthwhile watch. Not only did the lives of characters take a new turn in this summer season but it entirely affected the playtime of the show.

Although the Duffer Brothers didn’t expect the episodes to be this long, even so, they knew that the grappling storylines wouldn’t fit in their defined runtime. And now people are wondering what runtime there would be for the final season when the recent one was the longest season till now. Let’s see what the creators have to share about it.

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In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Matt and Rose Duffer sat down to talk about their proceedings with season 5. The duo revealed that the new season has finally set foot in writing, setting up the supernatural back in the process. During the conversation, they also talked about the extended runtime of season 4, which had a supersized view time of about 13 hours, including volumes 1 and 2.

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Moreover, volume 2, episode 9, The Piggybank, was the longest part of the whole season with a runtime of 2 hours 30 minutes. The creators have confirmed that season 5 will not have any such addition of time.

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They will keep the episodes shorter, similar to earlier seasons of Stranger Things.

“I don’t think the run times will be as extreme in season five. We’re trying to return to the simplicity of the structure in season one, with bigger scale and scope,” said Matt Duffer.

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However, the climax will be “pretty massive,” added the creator, since season 4 ended with fuming lava running across the town of Hawkins. Meanwhile, Duffers wishes to stick to developing the present crisis of season 4 without adding new characters now. Do you think a conventional runtime is enough to end the many stories in the show? Will we perhaps get an extended season? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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Shikha Arya

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Shikha Arya is an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie. She is a hardcore fan of Hollywood Dreamy Cinema and loves to watch contemporary series and movies like Stranger Things, A Perfect Pairing, and Tall Girl, among others. Other than writing her hobbies include reading novels, cycling, and mindfulness.

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