Stranger Things season 4: How to watch volumes 1 & 2 (2022)

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(Pocket-lint) - Stranger Things are still happening. The fourth season of Netflix's hit sci-fi series is now out, having arrived in two doses with the first seven episodes hitting the streaming platform first, followed by the final two a few weeks later.

You can now watch the whole season for yourself, after the release of the final two feature-length episodes.

Stranger Things season 4: How to watch

You can watch the new season of Stranger Things or catch up on all the older seasons via Netflix. It is a Netflix Original title, after all.

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Stranger Things season 4: Release date

While the release of teaser trailers throughout 2021 had made fans hope that the season would arrive early in the year, there was a little bit of a wait. But Stranger Things 4 is now here in its entirety.

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LET THE SHOW BEGIN. VOL 2 IS NOW STREAMING pic.twitter.com/QDO89bnNay

— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) July 1, 2022

The fourth season was released in two parts: The first section, Volume 1, arrived on 27 May 2022; the second lot, Volume 2, appeared on 1 July 2022.

Stranger Things season 4: Episodes

Season four's Volume 1 consists of seven episodes. Volume 2 is just two episodes, but they're up to two and a half hours long. In fact, all of the last three episodes are basically as long as a feature-length film.

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Volume 1 (27 May), first seven episodes:

  • Episode 1 - 1 hour, 16 minutes
  • Episode 2 - 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Episode 3 - 1 hour, 3 minutes
  • Episode 4 - 1 hour, 17 minutes
  • Episode 5 - 1 hour, 14 minutes
  • Episode 6 - 1 hour, 13 minutes
  • Episode 7 - 1 hour 38 minutes

Volume 1 (1 July), final two episodes:

  • Episode 8 - 1 hour, 25 minutes
  • Episode 9 - 2 hours, 30 minutes

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— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) February 17, 2022

Stranger Things season 4: Trailers

Apart from the teasers that you can dig into further down this page, Netflix has released official trailers.

Stranger Things 4 | Official Trailer

Season four's full trailer, which you can see below, shows a series of clips and sequences that hint toward a more action-oriented series. The horror seems to be ramped up a notch too, with a reveal of what looks like the main monster at the end.

Stranger Things 4 | Volume 2 Official Trailer

The trailer for the final two episodes of Season 4 shows that things are going to get explosive and action-packed as our cast teams up to stave off the threat posed by Vecna.

Stranger Things season 4: Final season?

In a letter to fans, which you can see included in the tweet above, the Duffer Brothers revealed the show's fourth season marks "the beginning of the end" of the series.

"Seven years ago, we planned out the complete story arc for 'Stranger Things,'" they wrote. "It proved too large to tell in four (seasons) - but, as you'll soon see for yourselves - we are now hurtling toward our finale. Season four will be the penultimate season; season five will be the last."

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Stranger Things season 4: Cast and crew

The fourth season of Stranger Things sees Matt and Ross Duffer back as writers and directors. The pair are responsible for the previous three seasons of Stranger Things. In addition to the Duffer brothers, all of the main characters from the first three seasons of Stranger Things return.

  • Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven
  • Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler
  • Noah Schnapp as Will Byer
  • Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson
  • Caleb McLuaghlin as Lucas Sinclair
  • Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler
  • David Harbour as Jim Hopper
  • Sadie Sink as Max
  • Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byer
  • Joe Keery as Steve Harrington
  • Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers
  • Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley
  • Brett Gelman as Murray

There are also some new characters arriving this season, here's a rundown:

  • Robert Englund as Victor Creel, a man imprisoned in a mental institution for murder
  • Tom Wlaschiha as Dimitri, a Russian guard who befriends Hopper
  • Nikola Djuricko as Yuri, a Russian smuggler
  • Jamie Campbell Bower as Peter Ballard, an orderly at a mental institution
  • Eduardo Franco as Argyle, a stoner and pizza delivery boy
  • Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson, a metalhead who also is the president of Hawkins High's Dungeons and Dragons club known as the Hellfire club.
  • Sherman Augustus as Lt Colonel Sullivan, an intelligent military man
  • Mason Dye as Jason Carver, a rich and famous athlete

Stranger Things season 4: What to expect

Here's are the key details that we were able to piece together ahead of season four:

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Hopper's alive

The ending of season three saw David Harbour's Hopper sacrifice himself to close the portal to the Upside Down beneath the town of Hawkins, but a post-credit scene left hope that Hopper is still alive. We see a prison in Russia that contains an unseen person, who Russian guards refer to as "the American", before feeding a different prisoner to a Demogorgon. Everyone hoped that American is Hopper, who entered the Upside Down dimension to avoid dying.

Well, we found out he is the American in question, thanks to a teaser trailer for season four, which is called "From Russia With Love" (embedded above). We can also guess that Hopper's time as a prisoner will be featured heavily in the next season, thanks to the casting of a Russian guard and a Russian smuggler for the new season.

Mathew Modine returning

Another teaser for season four, called "Eleven, are you Listening" - also embedded above - showed the return of one of the series' first villains: Mathew Modine's Dr Martin Brenner. He's seen walking into the Rainbow room to a group of children who call him Papa. The teaser seems to be a flashback to Brenner's time raising Eleven in captivity alongside other gifted children. The last time we saw Brenner alive was when he was face to face with the Demogorgon in season one.

That encounter left us assuming he's dead. In the second season, Eleven meets up with Kali (Linnea Berthelsen) - another child with powers who was kept at the Hawkins facility by Brenner - who is out for vengeance. Together, they track down another former employee from the facility who reveals Brenner is alive.

Not in Hawkins anymore

The first three seasons of Stranger Things were set entirely in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, but the upcoming season is set to see the story expand outside of the small-town setting. We know that part of season four will take place in Russia - where Hopper is being held by Russian forces. New casting information also confirms the Russian setting, with Tom Wlaschiha playing a Russian guard named Dmitri and Nikola Duricko playing a smuggler named Yuri.

In addition to the Russian setting, the conclusion of season three saw Joyce Byers (Wynona Ryder) adopt Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and move out of Hawkins with her son Will (Noah Schnapp). We didn't know where until the November 2021 trailer dropped, showing off a Californian setting, further removing the season from Hawkins. "We're not in Hawkins anymore", from the first trailer, was certainly no lie.

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Freddy Krueger actor added to the cast

Stranger Things loves paying homage to the 80s films that inspire it, and it seems to be doing that again - with the casting of Robert Englund, who was famous for starring in The Nightmare on Elm Street films as the disfigured serial killer Freddy Krueger.

Englund will play Victor Creel, a man who's been imprisoned in a mental institution for a violent murder that happened in the 1950s. The late September 2021 trailer, "The Creel House", presents that past - and how it intersects time with our favourite cast members of the present day. This could be a significant part of the setting outside of Hawkins.

Spring break!

The first three seasons of Stranger Things were a year apart. Season one was set in 1983, season two in 1984, and season three in 1985. Following that, it'd make sense for season four to take place in 1986, but based on all the chatter about "the best Spring Break ever" in the California trailer, we get the feeling that the timeline has shifted a little further forward.

This makes sense, of course, as some of the actors - who were children when the series began - are a little older now, which shows on screen. Still, don't expect it to jump too far ahead; the nostalgic 80s vibe is a huge part of the show's success.

An interesting note about the Stranger Things teasers posted above is the way that they're numbered. You'll notice the description in the YouTube link for the first teaser, From Russia with Love, has 001/004 in the description for the video. The second teaser similarly has 002/004, and so on.

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FAQs

What is Stranger Things season 4 Volume 1 and 2? ›

The fourth season of the American science fiction horror drama television series Stranger Things was released on the streaming service Netflix in two volumes. The first set of seven episodes was released on May 27, 2022, while the second set of two episodes was released on July 1, 2022.

How can I watch Stranger Things 4 Volume 2? ›

If you have the right AV set up and a Netflix Premium subscription, you can watch Stranger Things Volume 2 in 4K HDR (with HDR10 or Dolby Vision). Dolby Atmos audio is also available if you have a compatible soundbar or speaker set-up.

Why can't I watch Stranger Things season 4 Volume 2? ›

If you're on a web browser, you may need to refresh your cache or close the website down and open it back up again (CTRL + F5 on Windows or CMD + R on Mac). By doing this, you'll refresh Netflix and get any and all the new episodes. If Stranger Things season 4 volume 2 is still not showing after you've refreshed.

Where can I watch Stranger Things season 4 Volume 1? ›

You can watch "Stranger Things" season four exclusively on Netflix. The first seven episodes premiered on May 27, and the final two episodes premiere on July 1.

How many episodes are in season 4 of Stranger Things Volume 1? ›

Check Out More Great Stories. Volume 1, which comes out May 27, will feature the first seven episodes of the season. And the remaining episodes will come with Volume 2, which arrives July 1, for a total of nine — NINE — supersized episodes of Stranger Things headed your way in a matter of days.

How long is Stranger Things season 4 Vol 1? ›

In total, here's how long it will take you to get through the season: Stranger Things volume 1 (episodes 1-7): 539 minutes, almost nine hours. Stranger Things volume 2 (episodes 8 and 9): 235 minutes, almost four hours.

How long are Stranger Things season 4 Volume 2 episodes? ›

Still, Stranger Things season 4 volume 2's episode runtimes are nearly 4 hours combined. The final two episodes of Stranger Things season 4 should be packed with story and action for viewers.

How long is Stranger Things season 4 Volume 2? ›

The second half of Stranger Things season 4 is coming on Friday, July 1 and it will include an epic movie-length finale.

What episode is Stranger Things Vol 2? ›

Volume 2 might consist of only two episodes, but they're each feature-length: Episode 8 clocks in at 1 hour and 25 minutes, while the grand finale runs 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Are there only 2 episodes of Stranger Things season 4 Volume 2? ›

There are only two episodes in Stranger Things season 4 part 2, after the first seven aired in part 1.

Why is Stranger Things 4 so different? ›

One of the clearest distinguishing factors between season four and all other seasons of Stranger Things is the maturity of the show. As the actors of the kids in Hawkins have grown older throughout the series, the maturity of their characters has also grown.

How old is Millie Bobby Brown? ›

How can I watch Stranger Things for Volume 1? ›

You can watch the new season of Stranger Things or catch up on all the older seasons via Netflix.

Can I watch Stranger things 4 without watching other seasons? ›

Can someone say when stranger things season 4 is going to release…? Definitely not. Every episode is full of important information. If you miss one, you miss an entire hour of extremely important events.

What should I watch before Stranger Things Season 4? ›

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  • The Vanishing Of Will Byers (Season 1, Episode 1) ...
  • The Bathtub (Season 1, Episode 7) ...
  • The Upside-Down (Season 1, Episode 8) ...
  • The Spy (Season 2, Episode 6) ...
  • The Lost Sister (Season 2, Episode 7) ...
  • The Mind Flayer (Season 2, Episode 8) ...
  • The Gate (Season 2, Episode 9)
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Which episode is Stranger Things Volume 1? ›

Episode 1: 'The Hellfire Club'

Brenner.

What chapter is stranger things Season 4? ›

Episode 1: “Chapter One: The Hellfire Club” (runs 1 hour and 16 minutes) Episode 2: “Chapter Two: Vecna's Curse” (runs 1 hour and 15 minutes) Episode 3: “Chapter Three: The Monster and the Superhero” (runs 1 hour and 3 minutes) Episode 4: “Chapter Four: Dear Billy” (runs 1 hour and 17 minutes)

What is Special K stranger? ›

“Special K” is a nickname for the drug Ketamine. This drug isn't meant to be taken recreationally like marijuana, but some people do it anyway. Ketamine, as described by KidsHealth, is an anesthetic that can be used as a sedative or tranquilizer.

How many chapters are in season 4 of Stranger Things? ›

Volume 2 of Stranger Things season 4 will consist of just two episodes. That's right, while the season as a whole is made up of nine episodes, Netflix has decided to split the episodes into two volumes, giving fans seven chapters in the first part and just two in the second.

What's the longest binge watch? ›

  • ER. Long TV shows: ER. Seasons: 15. ...
  • Will and Grace. Long TV shows: Will and Grace. Seasons: 11. ...
  • Modern Family. Long TV shows: Modern Family. Seasons: 11. ...
  • Friends. Long TV shows: Friends. Seasons: 10. ...
  • The Big Bang Theory. Long TV shows: The Big Bang Theory. Seasons: 12.

Who plays 001 in Stranger Things? ›

Who Plays 001 on 'Stranger Things'? Dr. Martin Brenner, played by actor Matthew Modine, conducted experiments on a number of children at Hawkins Lab.

Is season 4 Volume 2 the last season of Stranger Things? ›

“Stranger Things” Season 4 has finally come to an end. After debuting in late May with seven jumbo-sized episodes, the series returned on July 1 to close out with two more huge installments (the season finale runs a whopping 2-hours-and-30-minutes).

When did Stranger Things season 4 Volume 2 come out? ›

What day and time does 'Stranger Things' Season 4, Volume 2 come out? Per Decider, Netflix will release the final two episodes of Season 4 at 1 a.m. MDT. This premiere comes five weeks after Volume 1 was released on May 27, consisting of seven episodes.

What episode does Stranger Things Volume 2 start? ›

Stranger Things 4 Volume 2 consists of only two episodes – episode 8 and episode 9 – bringing the total episodes in season 4 to nine. Here's the runtimes for the final two episodes: Episode 8: 1 hour 25 minutes.

What are volumes in series? ›

A volume is one book in a series of books.

Are there only 2 episodes of Stranger Things season 4 Volume 2? ›

There are only two episodes in Stranger Things season 4 part 2, after the first seven aired in part 1.

How old is Millie Bobby Brown? ›

How many chapters is in season 4 of Stranger Things? ›

Stranger Things season four is made up of nine episodes split into two volumes.

How long are Stranger Things season 4 Volume 2 episodes? ›

Still, Stranger Things season 4 volume 2's episode runtimes are nearly 4 hours combined. The final two episodes of Stranger Things season 4 should be packed with story and action for viewers.

Is Stranger Things Volume 2 season 5? ›

The beginning of the end. Warning: Spoilers for Stranger Things 4: Volume 2 ahead. It's official: Season 5 of Stranger Things will be its last. Back in February 2022, the Duffer Brothers announced the news themselves in an open letter shared with fans alongside Season 4's official poster.

Did Stranger Things Volume 2 release? ›

When is the Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 release date? Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 arrives on Netflix on July 1, 2022, just in time for a July 4th holiday weekend binge.

What is Special K stranger? ›

“Special K” is a nickname for the drug Ketamine. This drug isn't meant to be taken recreationally like marijuana, but some people do it anyway. Ketamine, as described by KidsHealth, is an anesthetic that can be used as a sedative or tranquilizer.

How long was Will missing in Stranger Things? ›

From the looks of it, Will is trapped in the Upside Down for just a week, even if it felt much longer. Additionally, season one sees a time jump after Will is rescued with the series closing a week or so before Christmas, which again seemed to suggest it was a matter of days he had been gone for.

Is Stranger Things based on a true story? ›

Stranger Things is inspired by a 'true' story.

The show was originally called 'Montauk' and took inspiration from an alleged US Military programme named The Montauk Project which, legend has it, included experiments on children involving mind reading, mind control and time travel.

What does volume 1 mean in Netflix? ›

Top line. Netflix is separately Season 4 into two parts, or “volumes,” as the Duffers call them. Vol. 1 will debut May 27, with Vol. 2 coming five weeks later, on July 1.

What is the difference between volume 1 and 2 of stranger things? ›

Season four's Volume 1 consists of seven episodes. Volume 2 is just two episodes, but they're up to two and a half hours long. In fact, all of the last three episodes are basically as long as a feature-length film.

What does a volume 2 mean? ›

Volume 1 is the first part of the book, volume 2 is the second part of the book, and so on. If the book has 3 volumes, it means you must read the first 2 volumes before you read the 3rd, or else you won't know what's going on, like trying to watch the last ten minutes of a TV show.

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