Netflix head Ted Sarandos described the Stranger Things title as “a franchise being born.”
Sarandos spoke at the Code Conference in Beverly Hills about Netflix’s most popular series and films. “Stranger Things” ranked in the top five, with views from 67 million accounts over 582 million hours. “Bridgerton”, had become Netflix’s biggest show, was more popular than it. Sarandos said, “Franchises are good, but what you want are hits.”
“Stranger Things” is still getting engagement. Sarandos labeled it “a franchise being born” and alluded to “spin-offs.”
Stranger Things Season 4
He said, “I’ll just say that we are long-delayed, and the Duffers and I want to share season four with the world as badly as the world wants it.
Part of what’s taking time is long before COVID and the pandemic existed, season four was built to be by far the most ambitious, cinematic, sprawling and epic season that we’ve ever done.
By not just a little – by a lot. So the complexity of season four, even before we had the obstacles, hurdles and challenges of a pandemic, is taking a lot of time because it is super worth the wait.”
Before that, Finn Wolfhard (cast member) said about the next season, “Every season it gets darker. I will say [with] season three I was like, ‘This is the darkest season that there’ll ever be’ – exploding rats and everything.
But really, season four so far… it’s the darkest season that’s ever been [made].”
Watch the trailer of the fourth season of Stranger Things below!