Weird stuff fans might be confused watching the new episodes once added to Netflix.
The second part of the show’s fourth season arrives Friday (July 1) at 8 p.m.
However, according to information from the show’s creators Matt and Ross Duffer, those eager to learn the fate of characters, including Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Steve (Joe Keery), and Robin (Maya Hawke), may be better off with a little longer before checking it out.
The sibling duo spoke to Collider‘s editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub, telling him they weren’t working on the effects until Thursday (June 30). This meant that the new episodes were uploaded to the Netflix server in the nick of time, but not all VFX recordings could be calibrated immediately.
“FYI, the #dufferbrothers told me they did some VFX footage on #StrangerThings4 episode nine this morning and uploaded them to the @netflix server so if you watch the 2am episode you’ll see maybe not the last pictures,” Weintraub wrote to American fansadding, “It’s better to sleep and wake up and then watch.”
Of course, this works better if you’re in the US, where the majority of viewers will wait until the morning to watch the episodes. In the UK it looks like fans may notice some dodgey effects this morning.
Weintraub clarified his comments, then wrote, “I believe they said 20 VFX shots. should have said that. Meaning you can watch an episode and probably not notice what wasn’t done 10 percent. I don’t want to sound like the episode isn’t 99 percent over.”
It is believed that it takes 24 hours from the time an episode is uploaded for the full effect work to take effect.
Just because an episode has been released doesn’t mean an episode can’t be edited either; the Duffer brothers recently revealed that they’ve gone back and tinkered with past episodes without fans realizing it.
The second part of Weird stuff season four is now available to stream on Netflix, with viewers highlighting a “tragic” detail surrounding a heartbreaking moment that takes place in the final episode of season four.
In other news related to the show, fans found out that the end of the first part of season four was actually given away by a cast member in 2016.
The Duffer brothers also shared an exciting update on the upcoming fifth season, explaining that it will take place after a significant time jump.
Find the independent‘s verdict on part two here.