Stranger Things 4 volume 2 first look images released

The countdown to Stranger Things 4 Volume 2 has begun, and Netflix has published a slew of new photographs to tease what’s in store for the finale.

The first-look pictures see the core actors coming together for the season’s super-sized finale. The characters appear to be dealing with their own problems, with the Hawkins gang forming a plan to take down Vecna, the sunny California crew seeking down Eleven, and Hopper and his pals attempting to flee frigid Russia.

Stranger Things 4 Volume 2 will premiere on Netflix on July 1st, with two episodes totaling roughly four hours of viewing time. Volume 1 launched on May 27 and left plenty of open-ended plots and unanswered issues for fans to look forward to in the next chapter, especially since the show is set to terminate after the following season.

Stranger Things’ fourth season was the longest and most ambitious ever — as well as the most expensive. The penultimate season, which is nearly five hours longer than the previous seasons, is estimated to have cost $30 million each episode, making it one of the most expensive television series ever (although Netflix has not confirmed that).

Stranger Things 4 Part 1 has now reached its final season and is at its most ambitious in every way, and that ambition works far more than it doesn’t, with the first batch of extra-long episodes delivering top-notch performances from the cast, an appropriately terrifying new baddie, and some gorgeous special effects.