The cost of a single episode has tripled comparing to the previous season.
Netflix's hottest mystery show is the streaming giant's most valuable property – with millions of fans worldwide, it's important to maintain quality at a very high level. The budget details for the upcoming season only confirm Netflix's faith in Duffer brothers.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Netflix has spent an impressive $30 million per episode for the upcoming season, more than triple the amount spent for the previous season. Given that 4th installment of the series will consist of 9 episodes, the total budget will be close to a whopping $270 million.
This makes the fourth season of 'Stranger Things' the second most expensive television series of all time, but still far behind Amazon's upcoming 'Lord of the Rings' with an incredible $465 million budget. Recent news about Netflix's 'The Sandman' costing about $200 million proves that the streaming giant is still willing to spend big bucks to ensure the quality of its projects.
Fans of 'Stranger Things' are understandably stunned by the show's insane budget.
Some even complain that high production costs take away from the chances of other shows and movies coming to life.
'Stranger Things' season 4 arrives on Netflix on May 27, 2022.