Season 4 of Stranger Things was the sci-fi horror series’ biggest installment yet, with episodes as long as feature films.
Like a growing number of shows on Netflix, Season 4 has been split into two parts, called volumes, to help spread the release out over several weeks.
After the jaw-dropping cliffhanger that closed Book 1, the long-awaited second installment is almost here, but when exactly is Stranger Things Book 2 Season 4 released worldwide?
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Stranger Things Volume 1 Season 4 Recap
Season 4 of Stranger Things finally made its way to Netflix on May 27, 2022, nearly three years after Season 3 aired.
Six months have passed since the Battle of Starcourt Mall and the show’s group of friends find themselves separated for the first time, with Eleven finding life especially difficult as she suffers in high school in California.
As Spring Break approaches, the gang can’t wait to reunite again, but a horrifying new threat emerges, offering our young heroes a chance to end the horrors of the Upside Down for good.
That threat is the deadly being known as Vecna who goes on a killing spree in Hawkins, with the gang scrambling to piece together the mystery of the creature’s origins.
With Eleven still struggling to use her powers after her encounter with the Mind Flayer, she makes a bold decision to return to Dr. Brenner, the man responsible for running Hawkins Lab in an effort to regain her abilities.
During a new round of experimentation, Eleven relives her past and learns that it was not her who committed the massacre at the lab all those years ago, but the nurse she believed to be Peter Ballard.
As revealed in Episode 7, Peter’s true identity is Henry Creel and he was the one who committed the atrocity, then turned on El when she refused to help, resulting in a confrontation. epic that ended with Henry being sent to the Upside Down where he was transformed into the creature, Vecna.
Stranger Things season 4 volume 2 release date on Netflix
Stranger Things season 4 volume 2 will be released on Netflix on Friday, July 1, 2022 at midnight US Pacific Time.
As always, Netflix is streaming content all over the world at the same time and for fans watching in different time zones, which translates to:
- 12pm PT in the US
- 3 a.m. ET in the United States
- 8:00 a.m. BST in the UK
- 9:00 a.m. CEST in Europe
- 12:30 IST in India
- 5:00 PM AEST in Sydney, Australia
So while fans in the United States might be very late at night, viewers in Europe, India, and Australia can watch at their leisure at a more reasonable hour.
As for the plot of Volume 2, the showdown with Vecna finally looms as Steve, Robin, Eddie, and co. seek to battle the creature as Eleven continues to unlock more secrets as she undergoes more experimentation from Dr. Brenner.
How many episodes are there in volume 2?
Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 will only consist of two episodes.
That’s right, while the season as a whole is made up of nine episodes, Netflix decided to split the episodes into two volumes, giving fans seven chapters in the first part and only two in the second.
To make up for the bizarre release schedule, Season 4 episodes will be the longest the show has seen to date.
Speaking in a letter to fans posted on social media in February, Stranger Things co-creators the Duffer Brothers revealed that Season 4 will have “almost twice the runtime of any what a previous season”.
Ahead of the release of Season 4, the lengths of each episode were revealed, with some of the episodes airing as long as feature films:
Part 1 – May 27:
- Episode 1 – The Hellfire Club | 1 hour 16 minutes
- Episode 2 – The Curse of Vecna | 1 hour 15 minutes
- Episode 3 – The Monster and the Superhero | 1 hour 3 minutes
- Episode 4 – Dear Billy | 1 hour 17 mins
- Episode 5 – The Nina Project | 1 hour 14 minutes
- Episode 6 – The Plunge | 1 hour 13 mins
- Episode 7 – The Hawkins Lab Massacre | 1 hour 38 minutes
Part 2 – July 1:
- Episode 8 – Dad | 1 hour 25 minutes
- Episode 9 – Piggyback | 2h30
Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 hits Netflix on Friday, July 1, 2022.
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