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Duffer Siblings Assure ‘Stranger Things’ Season 5 will Feature Briefer Installments


Duffer Siblings Assure ‘Stranger Things’ Season 5 will Feature Briefer Installments

One aspect that a lot of enthusiasts observed in the recently-unveiled fourth installment of Stranger Things was the lengthy duration of the episodes. In particular, the final two installments were long enough to be considered standalone films, running at 90 minutes and two and a half hours each. In a recent appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the show’s creators, the Duffer Siblings, reassured fans that they won’t be repeating this trend in the fifth and ultimate season. Mostly.

“We’re more inclined to follow the same approach as this time around, with just a two and a half hour episode,” Matt Duffer conveyed.

Matt noted that the narrative of the concluding season will be “progressing rapidly,” although they haven’t finalized whether it will be “moving at breakneck speed.”

“The characters will already be in the thick of things, they will already possess a clear objective and motivation, and I believe that will occupy at least a couple of hours, rendering this season notably distinct,” he added.

“I can guarantee the denouement will be significantly longer,” Matt suggested, further stating, “It’s going to be akin to Return of the King, featuring multiple denouements.”

Regarding the reason behind the elongated duration of season 4, Matt clarified, “The reason we anticipate it won’t be as lengthy is because usually — or in this season particularly, if you analyze it, it’s almost a two-hour buildup before our protagonists truly plunge into a supernatural enigma. You get acquainted with them, you observe them in their daily lives, struggling with the transition to high school and so on. Steve’s quest for a partner, all of that,” he elaborated.

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