Netflix’s signature series has delivered a feat only the wildly popular Squid Game has achieved before.
Stranger Things has achieved what only one other show has ever achieved on Netflix.
The supernatural series’ fourth season has just passed the billion-hour mark, a feat that only the wildly popular Korean drama has surpassed. squid game previously managed.
Weird stuff Volume 4 has now clocked 1.15 billion watch hours in the first 28 days since release. The last two episodes of the season were released last Friday and that alone has 301.2 million hours watched in the first three days.
Of course, this recent season’s nine episodes were super-sized, with the finale at two hours and 22 minutes. That’s a lot of minutes compared to, say, a six-episode comedy with 28-minute chapters.
Yet fair is fair and it cannot be denied Weird stuff season four has captured the attention, love, and obsessive tendencies of its fans in a way we haven’t seen since season one.
The popularity of the series has even brought Kate Bush’s 1985 hit “Running Up That Hill” back to number one on the charts after being featured in a mid-season episode.
The speculation and fan theories surrounding the finale even caused Netflix to briefly crash in Australia in the moments after episodes eight and nine were released. Failure detection website DownDetector recorded a spike in reported issues just after 5pm AEST on Friday, when the episodes dropped.
In the fourth season, Eleven and her fellow monster fighters face the eerie Vecna, while secrets from the past continue to haunt the present.
Created by the Duffer brothers, Weird stuff‘ mix of horror, teen drama and ’80s nostalgia has secured its place in the pop-cultural canon. There is one season left – the series will end after the fifth season.
Stranger Things stars Millie Bobby Brown, Winona Ryder, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, David Harbour, Sadie Sink, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Finn Wolfhard.