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‘Stranger Things’ season 4 volume 2: Trailer, release date, episodes and what to expect

Waiting to know what happens to the Hawkins gang as they get ready to fight Vecna? Well, you will find out soon. Netflix dropped the first trailer of Stranger Things season 4 volume 2 on 21 June.

The second part of season 4 is set to premiere on 1 July. It will have only two episodes, but each is feature-length. While episode 8 is 90 minutes long, the season finale episode 9 clocks approximately 140 minutes.

Here’s all we know about the second volume of Stranger Things season 4

What to expect in volume 2?

All the major, recurring and new characters seen in volume 1 will be back in the second volume. This means that fans will get to see their favourites like Millie Bobby Brown, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Natalia Dyer, Sadie Sink, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke and Joseph Quinn.

The intense trailer of Stranger Things season 4 volume 2 builds on the tension from volume 1, which was released on 27 May.

The first volume ended with a shocking revelation about the main antagonist named Vecna and the main characters scattered across places, dimensions and even time.

Through a series of flashing scenes, fans see how Eleven is progressing with her attempt at regaining her power after finding the truth about what happened years ago at the lab in Hawkins. Mike, Will and Jonathan are in California trying to find Eleven’s location.

Hopper, Murray and Joyce try to escape the Russian prison in Kamchatka unaware of what is happening in Hawkins.

While in Hawkins, Dustin, Lucas, Nancy, Max, Steve, Robin and Eddie are trying to figure out how to deal with Vecna and save everyone now that they know who he really is.

The runtimes of Season 4 episodes

Fans of Stranger Things may have observed that the finale episode of season 4 volume 1 ran for 1 hour 39 minutes. This can be considered as a warm-up to Volume 2, which includes two supersized episodes. This will be followed by the fifth, also the final, season to connect the dots.

Take a look at the episode durations that dropped on 27 May

Chapter One: The Hellfire Club (runs 1 hour and 16 minutes)
Chapter Two: Vecna’s Curse (runs 1 hour and 15 minutes)
Chapter Three: The Monster and the Superhero (runs 1 hour and 3 minutes)
Chapter Four: Dear Billy (runs 1 hour and 17 minutes)
Chapter Five: The Nina Project (runs 1 hour and 14 minutes)
Chapter Six: The Dive (runs 1 hour and 13 minutes)
Chapter Seven: The Massacre at Hawkins Lab (runs 1 hour and 39 minutes)

Here are the details of the volume 2 episodes

Chapter Eight: Papa (runs 1 hour and 25 minutes)
Chapter Nine: The Piggyback (runs 2 hours and 30 minutes)

Season 5 to be the finale season

After volume 2 airs on 1 July, Netflix will be releasing one last season that will take a leap into the future.

In an interview with TV Line, Ross Duffer, one of the co-creators of the series, shared, “I’m sure we will do a time jump’. He further added, “Ideally, we’d have shot [Seasons 4 and 5] back to back, but there was just no feasible way to do that.”

Matt Duffer, the other co-creator of Stranger Things, revealed, “I’m not sure we’re ready to say yet a start date for shooting [Season 5]. But a lot of it is pretty well mapped out”. He adds, “The ending is the hard thing. That’s obviously the stressful thing. We really want to stick the landing.”

Will season 5 also be aired in separate volumes?

As per CNET, Peter Friedlander, Netflix’s head of scripted series in the US and Canada, shared that the fifth season will include the binge model. But it can be ‘batched’ like season 4.

He said, “When you see something like a batched season with Stranger Things, this is our attempt at making sure we can get shows out quicker to the members.”

(Main and Featured Image Credit: Netflix)

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