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oah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Sadie Sink, and Caleb McLaughlin in 'Stranger Things.' Courtesy Netflix.

“Stranger Things” to End With Season 5, Massive Season 4 Coming This May

We finally know when Stranger Things season 4 is premiering on Netflix. It’s been three years since season 3 bowed, so it’s safe to say Stranger Things fans will be happy to hear they won’t be waiting much longer. And, we also now know that season 5 will cap Netflix’s juggernaut sci-fi show. Don’t fret quite yet, Stranger-heads—there’s a potential spinoff series in the works.

Netflix revealed the release date for season 4 via Twitter, which will be arriving in two parts. It looks like we’ll be spending a chunk of our summers with the gang from Hawkins, Indiana, in what will be the biggest season yet:

Stranger Things creators Ross and Matt Duffer had this to say in an open letter to fans:

“Seven years ago, we planned out the complete story arc for Stranger Things. At the time, we predicted the story would last four to five seasons. It proved too large to tell in four but — as you’ll see for yourselves — we are now hurtling toward our finale.”

As for staggering season four into two parts, the Duffer Brothers explained the reason for the approach:

“It’s been a little while. With nine scripts, over eight hundred pages, almost two years of filming, thousands of visual effects shots, and a runtime nearly twice the length of any previous season, Stranger Things 4 was the most challenging season yet, but also the most rewarding one. Everyone involved is incredibly proud of the results, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Given the unprecedented length, and to get it to you as soon as possible, Season 4 will be released in two volumes.”

As for the potential for spinoff series, the Duffer Brothers teased that, too:

“There are still many more exciting stories to tell within the world of Stranger Things: new mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes. But first, we hope that you stay with us as we finish this tale of a powerful girl named Eleven and her brave friends, of a broken police chief and a ferocious mom, of a small town called Hawkins and an alternate dimension known only as the Upside Down.”

So what’s season 4 going to focus on? Here’s the synopsis:

It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time — and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down.

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Featured image: Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Sadie Sink, and Caleb McLaughlin in ‘Stranger Things.’ Courtesy Netflix.

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