Stranger Things Creators Furious After Monopoly Game Spoiled Season 4 Finale

The creators of Netflix hit Stranger Things are reportedly furious after discovering that a Monopoly game set in their fictional world has spoiled some big surprises for the show’s next season.

The first half of the hugely popular retro sci-fi series’ fourth season doesn’t arrive on Netflix until May 27, but it has emerged that crucial plot details about the new batch of episodes have accidentally been leaked. disclosed to the public via the tie-in board game.

In a word

The leaks appeared via a Reddit thread in April, after a new version of the Stranger Things Monopoly game appeared to hit store shelves early.

A Reddit user claimed to have purchased the “fair and square” board game from a major retailer, with the game including several Chance and Community Chest cards that hint at some pretty massive plot points for Season 4.

“No one stole it; no one leaked a sample,” the Redditor clarified, but explained that it was likely listed for sale by mistake beforehand.

We won’t reveal spoilers here, but beware of real and official spoilers.

According to The Hollywood Reporterthe franchise’s massive reach is to blame for the leak, with the report stating that “although producers are heavily involved and endorse the vast majority of the show’s promotions and consumer products, the scale and scope of the Stranger The World of Things franchise is so incomparable to any other Netflix show that the Monopoly game had to accidentally skip Go”.

“Lessons have been learned and, I expect there will be more cohesion in season five,” a source told the outlet.

Matt and Ross Duffer, the creators and showrunners of Stranger Things, are said to be far from happy that key plot points have made their way online, with THR claiming the duo had a “total meltdown” because of the leak.

Background

Season 4 of Stranger Things will take place during Spring Break 1986 and will consist of nine episodes.

The new season will be split into two parts, with the first seven episodes available on May 27, then the final two remaining on July 1. The following fifth season will then be the last according to co-creator Matt Duffer.



Matt Duffer (L) and American producer Ross Duffer attend the ‘Stranger Things’ season 4 premiere at Netflix Brooklyn in New York on May 14, 2022

The show’s third season ended with Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) coming face-to-face with a giant monster in a mall – while her adoptive father Jim Hopper, played by David Harbour, seemingly perished in the middle of the battle.

The new season follows Will (Noah Schnapp), Eleven and Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) as they adjust to their new life in a sunny California suburb as the rest of the Hawkins gang deals with a new Freddy Kruger-style villain. from the Upside Down.

According to Netflix’s recently downsized blog site, tudumnew episodes will be “supersized” and considerably longer than previous seasons; instead of the usual length of 45 minutes to an hour, these episodes are scheduled to last over an hour each.

According to recent reports, the fourth season of Stranger Things cost $30 million per episode. This number is double the amount of the final season of Game of Thrones on HBO, which would have cost $15 million per episode.

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