Stranger Things creator teases shorter episodes for season 5, but huge finale

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*WARNING: spoilers for weirder stuff below*

Stranger Things fans have only just recovered from that awesome season four finale, but the bosses have already set their sights on an epic conclusion to the sci-fi drama.

It was previously confirmed that series five will see us see the main gang in Hawkins, but there’s an opportunity for numerous spin-offs to grace our screens instead.

Ahead of the fifth and final season, the creators of the Duffer brothers revealed that they will be making one change in the upcoming episodes, giving viewers shorter episodes than the last batch of episodes – which came in for much longer than an hour.

“We don’t expect it to take that long. And the only reason we don’t expect that long is because it normally — or this season, if you look at it — takes nearly two hours for our kids to really get sucked into a supernatural mystery,” explains Matt Duffer on the Happy Sad Confused podcast.

“You get to know them, you see them in their lives, they struggle to adjust to high school, and so on. Steve tries to find a date, all that. None of that will obviously happen in the first two episodes of [season five]† For the first time ever, we don’t wrap things up at the end of four o’clock.

Stranger Things season 5 episodes will be shorter, co-creator Matt Duffer said (Picture: Netflix)

“I don’t know if it will go 100 miles per hour at the beginning, but it will go pretty fast. Characters are already in action. They already have a goal and a drive, and I think that will last at least a few hours and give a very different feeling this season.”

However, Matt admitted we can still expect the ending to be “much longer,” adding, “It’s going to be Return Of The King-esque with about eight endings.”

As long as Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) survives at the end of all eight endings, we’ll love all the dangers that come our way.

Stranger Things David Harbor as Chief Jim Hopper

Can we get a Jim Hopper spin-off? David Harbor would be thrilled (Picture: Netflix)

David Harbour, who plays Jim Hopper, recently had his say on Stranger Things and the intense finale of part two in a new interview, admitting he has no idea where the beloved characters will go in the new episodes or how they’ll play Vecna. can beat.

While discussing a potential spin-off for the police chief, he explained that he’d be excited to see his character explored further.

“I think once the show ends, or maybe six months before it ends, you’ll hear about whatever spin-offs they have planned…,” he told GQ Hype.

“Right now I think Hopper is a character that can exist independently of me. If they want to go back in time, forward in time… I’d love to see another actor play Hopper and see what they can add.”

He tipped Jocob Elordi for a young Hop, adding, “He could look as handsome as I did when I was 20.”

Fair game.

Stranger Things is now streaming on Netflix.

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