When Did Stranger Things Come Out

When Did Stranger Things Come Out? Full Guide (2024)

Stranger Things is a series requiring you to brace yourself for supernatural events and thrilling stories carried by great cast members and a fantastic production team. No wonder every season has caught many fans worldwide since 2016.

But when did Stranger Things come out?

If you think Stranger Things acts is an addictive homage, read on and find out the answer. 

About Stranger Things' Release Date

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It was July 15, 2016, when the Duffer Brothers and producer Shawn Levy broke the Netflix world when their directed series, Stranger Things, came out.

The first season began on the said date introducing the main characters and the big doom they have to fight. Because of the great plot, in 2017 (one year after), Season 2 came out.

Season 3 took two years to release, and another three years for Season 4 because of the COVID pandemic.

Stranger Things Seasons & Their Release Dates

Stranger Things Season 1

The first episode of this series came out on July 15, 2016. Season 1 comprises eight exciting and thrilling episodes lasting from forty-two to fifty-five minutes.

It is the season where everything will slowly get complicated, starting with Will Byer's disappearance from the fictional town Hawkins. This is where Will's friends which include Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), will discover the Upside Down world and fight for their town against the dangerous creatures [1].

These creatures were inspired by the "bizarre experiments" that took place in the Cold War, which also explains why the chosen setting for the series is 1983.

Characters like Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo), Steve Harrington (Joe Keery), Lucas Sinclair (Caleb McLaughlin), were also introduced. The location for the shoot was supposed to be Long Island, but they went to Atlanta, Georgia, because of the bad weather.

Stranger Things Season 2

A guest season, like the second season, released by the Duffer brothers on October 27, 2017, shocked the audiences with the new creatures of the unfortunate parallel universe. It was also where Sadie Sink (also known as Max) was introduced in the series and joined their circle.

Here, Will once again experienced what he felt while trapped in the Upside Down version of the world. The previous season did not stop the Mind Flayer from doing his job and satisfying his evil desires for Hawkins.

Stranger Things Season 3

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The third season, released on July 4, 2019, was an opportunity for the Duffer brothers to create new pairings. It is the season Eleven and Mike Wheeler started dating, and where Hopper (David Harbour), without losing sight, becomes increasingly concerned.

In Season 3, the Mind Flayer becomes more potent that it kills people who will, later on, do the same thing to others until their number grows even more.

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Stranger Things Season 4

Volume 1

The fourth season is the most challenging season, according to the Duffer brothers, because of the nine scripts and different visual effects they included. Season 4 is divided into two volumes; the first was publicized on May 27, 2022.

The pandemic made production difficult compared to previous seasons since it has a run time nearly twice the length of the prior episodes.

Season 4, volume 1 is a flashback of where and how Eleven discovered her powers and what she can do to defeat the enemies. Although it features flashbacks of Eleven's life, it is not a recurring season per se.

Volume 2

Volume 2 from the fourth season, released on July 1, 2022, is composed of two episodes where Stranger Things transforms into creating thrilling plots and amazing visual effects.

In Season 4, you can notice how the gang did their best to beat Vecna despite the troubles they got. Even Will's mother and their professor made a name in this penultimate season.

Season 4 is not probably the final season, but the most fist-clenching episode fans should not skip is definitely here (we won't spoil you!).

Stranger Things Season 5

Stranger Things Season 5 Teaser Trailer

The Duffer brothers assured the fans that this series will still have Season 5, the last season, which they proposed to Netflix after a six-month forced hiatus [2]. They are excited to give many more thrilling stories with a touch of works by Stephen King and John Carpenter for the final episode.

They said that the team started writing the pilot script for the fifth season on August 2. Season 5 will focus on Will Byers with no new, unexpected heroes but the show's full-bodied characters and breathtaking episodes.

Will There Be A Stranger Things Season 6?

Unfortunately, Ross and Matt Duffer said that Season 5 is Stranger Things's fifth and final season. Seven years ago, they planned out the complete story arc of the drama series (four to five seasons only), even the title sequence by Imaginary Forces, so no Season 6 is expected anymore.

However, they still assured the audience that there would be many more exciting stories that would happen in the final scene of the Stranger Things universe. It may be the series finale, but the new episodes will definitely still be exciting as the main cast presses on their final adventure.


How old was Millie Bobby Brown in Stranger Things season 1?

Believe it or not, one of the main characters, Millie Brown, also known as Eleven, was only 12 years old when the series debuted in 2016. She turned 18 last February 19 this year.

Are there jumpscares in Stranger Things?

Yes, there are jumpscares in Stranger Things that are expected, especially the characters are alone or in a dark facility. It includes the scene when Nancy sees the monster looking for Barbs or when the monster jumps on Will's tent to get him in the first scene of Season 1.

In A Nutshell

The Stranger Things title created a big name when it was released in 2016. From the main characters, the visual effects, up to the music main article from season 1 to season 4 are definitely extraordinary. Many are also anticipating Season 5, which will be released in 2024.

Each episode is not only breathtaking, chilling, and fist-clenching but also heart-touching because of the rich relationships they formed and the sacrifices they have made for everyone. No wonder it received numerous awards, including 31 nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards.

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1. https://www.thewrap.com/stranger-things-season-1-recap/
2. https://www.seventeen.com/celebrity/movies-tv/a40229569/stranger-things-season-5/

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