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Real Reason Why Netflix Took So Long For Stranger Things Season 4

Stranger Things much awaited season 4 is yet to hit Netflix. The executive director and producer Shawn Levy will be back with expressed the wait is also problematic to them. Stranger Things first season which was a massive hit on Netflix in 2016 has seen its fair share of wait for more seasons to come. Season 3 of this sensational hit was much awaited for 2 years till its release in 2019. Season 4 is still the longest wait yet.

Why is this Stranger Things season 4 taking so long? A question everyone asks.

According to Levy, there are a variety of factors related to its delay. He talks about COVID protocols that slowed down the process of the shoot, and a small creative team – Shawn levy, Matt, and Ross Duffer as the producing and directing team.

Real Reason Why Netflix Took So Long For Stranger Things Season 4
Stranger Things Season 4

Levy revealed factors regarding the delay and describes it as ”the most ambitious of the seasons”

Real Reason Why Netflix Took So Long For Stranger Things Season 4
Stranger Things

Levy explained Collider in an interview that the delay of season 4 is due to the fact that it is the biggest season so far:

“As much as it pains our viewers that it will have been so long, trust me, it pains Matt, Ross, and I more. It is a kind of perfect storm combination of COVID shutdown, slower pace of filming in COVID protocols and health protocols, which are necessary, and coincidentally we chose Season 4 to be by far — and I mean, by far, far, far — the most ambitious of the seasons.”

Keeping aside the delay this much-awaited season has a long run time per episode. Also, it is filmed in three different locations in contrast to the previous ones that were shot in Georgia. With the added cost of covid protocols and shooting in different locations, Levy calls it ”the most ambitious of the seasons” , indeed every fan is pumped!

Levy also added in the same interview he makes a great team with the Duffer brothers.

Real Reason Why Netflix Took So Long For Stranger Things Season 4
A still from Stranger Things

“The reason Stranger Things take so long is everything is handmade by a very small group of us. The brothers, they want to direct a certain number of episodes every year, I have to direct my episodes every year. We have to be in the edit room and lay hands on all of it ourselves. If you look at the show, there’s no like 12 executive producers. It’s still a very small group and the controls are rigorous on each episode and on anything that the franchise does, whether it’s the drive-through experience in LA or a Nike sneaker that was put out in the summer of 2019, we see and to approve it all.”

Even after knowing the long wait, the production team seems excited and confident about the biggest season yet. Fans are eagerly waiting for an official date of release

Written by Samreen Kaur