Laura RoganJuly 9th

After a long, long, looooong wait for the newest instalment of Stranger Things (precisely 21 whole months... Let's not even pain ourselves with how many days), fans have understandably been streaming the hell out of the Netflix original series (myself included).

First premiering back in 2016, Stranger Things quickly became one of Netflix's cult-classic shows receiving huge critical and fan acclaim and catapulting the careers of teen actors Millie Bobby Brown and Finn Wolfhard.

There really is nothing else quite like it... A mysterious alien dimension aptly named the 'Upside Down', seriously gross and gooey alien monsters, a young girl with psychokinetic and telepathic powers, and a group of adorable kids with the guts to save the world from said gross and gooey alien monsters. What more could you ask for in a sci-fi show?

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It's easy to see why the show's so popular and the third season has been no exception - breaking Netflix streaming records in just four days. It turns out my binge-watching habits finally came in useful for something - my mum would be so proud.

The show has received the most streams of anything in Netflix's history, with over 40 million households watching the season in the first four days and over 18 million finishing the entire season in that time (the real G's!).

The new figure tops Bird Box's previous record back in January, which was streamed by over 45 million accounts in its first seven days, proving to be a huge international success for the streaming giant which has been hugely focusing on its original movie offering over the past year.

The Umbrella Academy has also been knocked off its record-holding pedestal, previously being the most-streamed Netflix series over a month period with 45 million viewers.

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Netflix are yet to announce whether the series will be renewed for a fourth instalment, however speaking to E! in 2017, the Duffer Brothers said of their plans: "We don't actually know. I think, you know, four to five seasons is likely where we'll end up, but who knows?

"I mean none of this is official and we know where we want to go. We're trying to figure out still how long it'll take to get there, so we'll see."

With Matt adding: "It's hard, like four seems short, five seems long. So I don't know what to do."

If you haven't quite caught up yet, all three Stranger Things seasons are streaming now on Netflix UK.


Image credits: Netflix

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