Stranger Things Season 4 is set to release this month, and though it has one less episode than Season 3, the overall runtime is almost twice as long, according to Ross Duffer. He revealed this to IGN, while director Shawn Levy confirmed that Season 4 has multiple episodes that are longer than some of his movies.
"I've released two movies in the time we've been making Season 4," Levy said. "We have multiple episodes that are longer than both Free Guy and The Adam Project."
If we compare Free Guy is 1 hour and 55 minutes, while The Adam Project is 1 hour and 46 minutes. The Stranger Things Season 4 finale, specifically, will be more than 2 hours long, according to The Wrap.
Ross Duffer also said, "We've talked about this being a very revelatory season, in that there's a lot of stuff that we want to tell the audience about and reveal in terms of the Upside Down and what is really happening here in Hawkins."
Netflix is reportedly spending $30 million per episode for Stranger Things Season 4, making it one of the most expensive TV show productions in history.
Also in the interview, Matt Duffer said Season 4 aims to be similar to the Star Wars movie The Empire Strikes Back. "We talked a lot about that and wanting to capture that tone," he said.
Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1 releases on May 27, 2022, while volume 2 will arrive on July 1.