Millie Bobby Brown roller skates around a multi-colored rink in a patterned dress.
By the Numbers


A breakdown of the hit series highlights.

3 August 20225 min read

It’s been six years since Stranger Things transported audiences to fictional Hawkins, Indiana, and its dark, dangerous corollary, the Upside Down, a nightmare realm where faceless beasties and psychic villains hold sway. Four seasons on, the Emmy Award-winning series, created by twin showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer, has become a fixture in the pop culture consciousness thanks to its engaging blend of supernatural-inflected mystery and character-driven drama, rooted in the finest storytelling traditions of Steven Spielberg and Stephen King.

With each successive season, the scope of the show has grown more ambitious, plunging its amiable cast into ever-increasing peril — and prompting yet more viewers to fall under its spell. “If we look back at our favorite movie sequels — whether it’s Aliens, or Terminator 2: Judgment Day, or The Godfather Part II, or The Empire Strikes Back — the greatest movie sequels always do change it up,” says Ross. “So that’s what we’ve been trying to do each season to challenge ourselves and give everyone something new to try.” Adds Matt: “That’s important to make sure we don’t get bored and the cast doesn’t get bored.” 

Here, Queue breaks down some of the fascinating facts and figures behind the worldwide phenomenon.

The cast of Stranger Things sit on a station wagon wearing masks in an outdoor sunny scene.

The cast of Stranger Things


Number of locations featured in Stranger Things 4 (2 countries: U.S., U.S.S.R.; 5 states: Indiana, California, Nevada, Utah, Alaska; 1 alternate dimension: The Upside Down)


Date Will Byers first went missing in Stranger Things’s very first episode


Year of Stranger Things 4’s pivotal flashback; also the year Sony introduced its innovative Walkman


Length in minutes of Stranger Things 4, the series’ longest season to date

Millie Bobby Brown stands against a lined wall wearing a plaid flannel and white pants. In the foreground of this image is camera equipment.

Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown)


Position on the Billboard Streaming Songs chart reached by “Running Up That Hill (Deal with God),” following the premiere of Stranger Things 4


Peak position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart reached by Max’s (Sadie Sink) favorite song — “Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)” by Kate Bush — when it was initially released in 1985


Combined age of Stranger Things’s creators, Matt and Ross Duffer


Age at which Joyce Byers actor Winona Ryder starred in her first film, Lucas, which was released in 1986 — the year in which Stranger Things 4 is set

Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard), Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), and Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) sit around a full dinner table.

Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard), Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), and Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder)


Amount in U.S. dollars requested to ransom Jim Hopper from a Soviet gulag


Days Mike and El have been apart at the start of Stranger Things 4


Length in minutes of Stranger Things 4 finale, the series’ longest episode to date