Netflix Says Final Season Of 'Stranger Things' Will Not Switch To A Weekly Release Schedule

Netflix is known for dropping all the episodes of their shows on the same day for the ultimate binge-watching experience.

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The Stranger Things series is coming to an end soon. The show first premiered in 2016 and has since become a worldwide phenomenon. Fans of the show obviously would not like the show to come to an end considering the gripping storyline and endearing characters. We have seen the main cast of kids grow up right before our eyes over the past few years. 

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After the success of the first season, there were two more seasons. In 2019, Netflix renewed the show for a fourth season along with a multi-year film and TV overall deal worth nine figures. It was also announced that the show would be ending with a fifth and final season. 


The fourth season has been scheduled for release in two installments. Despite a change-up in the release schedule, the first volume of the show which has seven episodes has been faring exceptionally well. After a little over a week, the fourth season has already become the third most-watched season on Netflix, well on its way to becoming the most-watched. We have been left hanging at the end of the seventh episode and we will be getting some closure in the second volume of the show which is set to release on July 1. Volume II will have two episodes. 

Netflix is known for dropping all the episodes of their shows on the same day for the ultimate binge-watching experience. There was concern about the final season of Stranger Things switching to a weekly release schedule. "For the fans of Stranger Things, this is how they’ve been watching that show, and I think to change that on them would be disappointing," Netflix’s head of scripted series for U.S. and Canada, Peter Friedlander said about the possibility of a weekly release for season five. "To not give them exactly what they’ve been expecting — which is Stranger Things is a seasonal experience, they go through that with them — I think that it would be an abrupt change for the member."

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Friedlander addressed the matter at a panel moderated by Variety’s TV editor Michael Schneider at HRTS Presidents Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. He assured us they would not change the release format for their scripted TV shows. “We fundamentally believe that we want to give our members the choice in how they view,” he stated. “And so giving them that option on these scripted series to watch as much as they want to watch when they watch it, is still fundamental to what we want to provide. And so when you see something like a batched season with Stranger Things, this is our attempt at making sure we can get shows out quicker to the members.”


So when the final season of the show finally drops on Netflix, we can rest assured that we will be able to watch the Hawkins teens' adventures in one shot.