Stranger Things leads to Netflix server crash
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The last two episodes of the popular Netflix sci-fi horror drama series Stranger Things 4 Vol. 2 on July 1 received an overwhelming response to the extent that it led to the crash of the popular streaming service servers.
The subscribers seemed to be angrily reporting the crash due to heavy traffic on server, which was all because of a large number of eagerly awaiting audience thronged the Netflix platform to see the show.
The last 2 episodes of stranger things 4 were to be released as volume 2, whereas vol. 1 was released on 27th of May earlier this year with 7 episodes remaining.
The episodes were released on the widely used streaming app at 3 a.m. EST and at the same time many users complained on social media about Netflix not working.
According to global uptime-monitoring site Downdetector.com, user reports of problems with Netflix spiked around 3 a.m. ET — when “Stranger Things 4” Volume 2 went live. Complaints about errors with Netflix peaked at nearly 13,000 at the top of the hour, before the situation seemed to be resolved within a half hour.
There were comments like “anyone else’s Netflix crashed? I think too many people are waiting for the vol. 2 release”.
Another very angry and seemingly sad user commented “I did not count the seconds like new year’s eve just for Netflix to crash on me”.
All the audience seemed to be very excited for the release of vol. 2 and also a little sad and concerned because of the gory and unsettling ending that producer Ross Duffer had already discussed.
The producer said to Variety during an interview: “I don’t really want to say but I am a bit concerned about the characters going into vol. 2”.
"I hope that that is sort of the sense, because it is a darker season and the kids are no longer kids.” He continued. “there's sort of an ominous feeling that things might not go well. Now, whether they do or not, you'll have to watch."
🤘LET THE SHOW BEGIN. VOL 2 IS NOW STREAMING 🤘 pic.twitter.com/QDO89bnNay— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) July 1, 2022
anyones else’s netflix crashed? i’m assuming too many ppl online waiting for volume 2😭 pic.twitter.com/ZaiKCWxv6Y— alyssa (@alyssa64490887) July 1, 2022
i think netflix is down 💀 everyone and their moms probably crashed it trying to watch stranger things vol 2— megan nguyễn (@megancnguyen) July 1, 2022
A bad news for the fans of Stranger Things is that the next season will be the finale and it is confirmed but no date has been told as of yet.
“Stranger Things 4” already has set the record as the No. 1 English-language series on the service in its first four weeks of release, as reported by Netflix based on total hours watched. The two episodes in Season 4 Volume 2 clock in at nearly four hours of runtime total: Episode 8 is 85 minutes and Episode 9 is 150 minutes.
“Stranger Things” is created, written and executive produced by Matt and Ross Duffer, aka the Duffer Brothers. The supernatural horror-thriller has an ensemble cast featuring Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), David Harbour (Jim Hopper), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield), Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers), Joe Keery (Steve Harrington), Maya Hawke (Robin Buckley), Priah Ferguson (Erica Sinclair), Brett Gelman (Murray), Cara Buono (Karen Wheeler) and Matthew Modine (Dr. Brenner).