The much-awaited finale of the Netflix hit, Stranger Things will finally premiere this year in two volumes, with the first set in May and the second, five weeks later, will be released in July. Since its first release in 2016, the retro-styled horror series met with positive reviews and continually lured the audience to the upside-down for two more seasons.
Now that Stranger Things will finally wrap things up, the show is now attracting countless fan theories. While all of these theories remain implausible, Stranger Things' co-director admits that some fans may have been right all along.
Speaking on the Present Company With Krista Smith podcast, Ross Duffer noted that he is impressed on some fan theories being 'startlingly accurate.'
"I'm constantly impressed with how sharp the fans are, and how quickly they're able to put something together with very, very little information," the co-director said.
Duffer also teased that the episodes will be worth the wait for the fans, "I think they'll be happy when they see it. It's very, very long, which is why it's taking us a very long time."
While we don't have any information yet about which fan theory is accurate, everything we know about the Netflix series is that Stranger Things 4 will pick up 6 months after Season 3's Starcourt Mall battle between the Mind Flayer and the main characters. And now that the core characters are no longer children, the tone of the series might shift to something more mature.
"When we pitched it to Netflix all those years ago, we pitched it as the kids are…’The Goonies’ in ‘E.T.,’” Director Ross Duffer told Netflix’s Tudum publication. “That’s their storyline. And the adults are in ‘Jaws’ and ‘Close Encounters’ and then the teens are in ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ or ‘Halloween.’ But, this year, we don’t have the kids. We can’t do ‘The Goonies’ anymore. And so, suddenly, we’re leaning much harder into that horror movie territory that we love. It was fun to make that change.”
Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1 is considered as the show's endgame, following a confirmation that the second volume will be the finale. After more than 2 years of waiting, the highly-anticipated series will finally come back featuring their darkest-ever theme.
Stranger Things Season 4 will premiere on Netflix in two volumes, first one will be on May 27, and the second will follow after five weeks, July 1.