Netflix shows don’t really have a standard length when it comes to their episodes.
Some of them can be very long, and others will be randomly short.
It’s kind of been that way for three seasons of Stranger Things.
However, it looks like Netflix is looking to make each episode of Season 4 one hour in length, which I think is a good thing.
This was revealed by the creators of Stranger Things, Matt and Ross Duffer during an interview with Deadline.
“I don’t think we have an episode clocking in under an hour – even in Season 1 there were episodes that were like 35 minutes. You kind of forget that,” Matt said.
This season, they’re very long, so I think it’s almost double the length of any season. So that’s one reason it’s taken so long. It does have this sort of epic quality to it. It’s a different feel, for sure.
Stranger Things season 4 will be their Game of Thrones
The show’s creators also went on to reveal that they are looking at this season of Stranger Things as their Game Of Thrones.
They were talking more in terms of size and scope – they didn’t mean as in they were making a terrible final season.
They said this season feels a lot different than the previous seasons and is much more “epic” in terms of the story they’re telling.
We kind of jokingly call it our Game of Thrones season because it’s so spread out, so I think that’s what’s unique or most unique about the season.
Stranger Things Season 4’s episodes will be an hour-long each!
The Duffers also went to talk about Season 4’s premise during their interview:
“Joyce and Byers family to have left at the end of Season 3,” said Matt, explaining the season’s expansive story landscape.
They are in California – we’ve always wanted to have that like ‘E.T’.-esque suburb aesthetic, which we finally got to do this year in the desert; and then we have Hopper in Russia; and then of course we have a group remaining in Hawkins. So we have these three storylines, are all connected and kind of interwoven together, but it’s just very different tones.
Stranger Things Season 4 will explore the Upside Down
They then revealed that the upcoming fourth season will really explore the Upside Down and its mythology.
So, it sounds like we’re finally going to find out what it’s all about and how it came into being.
Here’s what Ross Duffer had to say about the show’s mythology:
“Back when we did Season 1, Netflix just kept going ‘Can you explain all this mythology to us?’“ said Ross.
So we wrote this giant 20-page document, which talked about everything in terms of what was going on and what exactly the Upside Down was. And then each season we’re just sort of peeling back the layers of that onion, so to speak. But this season, we really wanted to really get into it and [revealing] some of those answers. But to do that properly, we needed time, so it just became bigger and bigger.
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