Weird stuff’ Season 4 finally debuts next week on May 27, but if you want an early preview of what’s to come, Netflix has posted the first eight minutes of the season directly on YouTube† I haven’t seen the show since it first premiered so I have no idea what’s happening in the clip, but it seems to set up a spooky, intriguing, and gory season 4.
Netflix also revealed how many episodes will be in each of the season’s two “volumes”. Part one, which premieres next week, will contain seven episodes. Part two, which debuts just over a month later on July 1, will feature two episodes.
And the season is the longest yet. According to The New York Times article profiling show makers Matt and Ross Duffer, season 4 is “five hours longer than any previous”, and three of the first four episodes are 75 minutes long “or more”. An official Netflix post gave some more specific songs: the seventh episode is 1 hour, 38 minutes; the eighth is about 1 hour, 25 minutes; and the ninth lasts nearly two and a half hours.
However, be careful researching the season ahead of time as major spoilers have reportedly been leaked from an official one Weird stuff Monopoly game. The Duffer brothers apparently had a “total meltdown” from the leaks, according to The Hollywood Reporter†
Season 4 will be Weird stuff’ penultimate season, the Duffer brothers said in a… open letter in February.