After last season’s thrilling finale, fans are now awaiting Season 5 of Stranger Things. As everyone talks about the plot and the future of the popular cast, Duffer brothers Matt and Ross Duffer reveal just how long the final season will be.
Stranger Things Season 4 treated fans to hour-long episodes. The same cannot be said of Stranger Things Season 5, however.
In an interview with Collider’s Steve Weintraub, the Duffer Brothers revealed that they intend to limit the final season to ten hours. They said they initially thought season four would only have eight regular-length episodes.
The fourth season consisted of nine episodes, ranging in length from 64 minutes to a whopping 150 minutes. But the final season wanted to stick to the show’s original eight-episode length and won’t be 13 hours or so.
We’re aiming for more like 10 hours or so, they said. However, it is clear that Season 5 of Stranger Things will be longer than Season 1 as there is a lot to process this time, although it may not be as long as Season 4.
Ross Duffer explained that the difference in running time was due to the structural changes in the story. He even cited the fourth season as an example, in which it took the group two hours before they realized a monster was behind the Hawkins murders.
But this time, they already know the threat they will face, which will help speed things up in the new season. So what will happen in the new season? One of the highly anticipated storylines is that of Max (Sadie Sink).
Would she survive her return in Stranger Things season 5 after the events of the final season finale? Fans who have watched the last few episodes know that she is in a coma, having been sacrificed to kill Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower) and brought back to life by Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown),
In an interview with deadline The 20-year-old star revealed that she had no idea what to expect and what the final season would be like, knowing the Duffer brothers were very secretive about it. However, she revealed that her character’s plot is very much in limbo as she is in a coma and Eleven can’t find her in the Void.
Stranger Things Season 5 is expected to be released in 2024.