As they say, all good things must come to an end, so we knew this day would eventually arrive. The sci-fi series Stranger Things, which has maintained global phenomenon status throughout its record-breaking run on Netflix, will conclude with season 5, the Duffer Brothers said on February 17.
Although saying goodbye will be extremely painful, our favorite Dungeons & Dragons cast’s great adventures will continue.
Eleven, Will, Mike, Lucas, Dustin, Max, and the other members of the Hawkins gang have battled demogorgons, explored the wonders of the Upside Down, fought Russians and Mind Flayers at the Starcourt Mall, and attempted to vanquish Vecna, the most recent antagonist from the parallel realm.
We’re already speculating about how the several stories of Stranger Things 4 might conclude in season 5 as soon as Volume 2 of the fourth season of the show has been released on Netflix. The most crucial question is when it will debut. Like season 4, will it be divided into two parts? There is a tonne of inquiries.
But fortunately, we’re here to explain everything in detail. Find out what we currently know about Stranger Things’ fifth season below.
Has the fifth season of Stranger Things begun filming?
The Duffer Brothers told Collider that writing for Stranger Things Season 5 will begin as soon as August 2022, even though filming hasn’t even begun.
The siblings announced, “We’re going to take a little vacation in July, and then we’re coming back.” “I am aware that the beginning of the writer’s room will be in the first week of August.”
Does season 5 have a release date?
There is no firm release date for season 5 because filming on the show has not yet begun. Seasons 3 and 4 were released three years apart, however, the epidemic caused scheduling and production delays. Although I hope we won’t have to wait that long for season 5, it’s still possible that the final episode of Stranger Things won’t air until 2023 or 2024.
Fear not, Netflix subscribers who were afraid that the show would switch to a weekly release. The final season will follow previous incarnations and will be released all at once, according to Peter Friedlander, head of Netflix’s scripted series for the United States and Canada, who made the announcement on June 7.
According to Variety, he added, “For the fans of Stranger Things this is how they’ve been viewing the show, and I think to change that on them would be frustrating.” “I think that it would be an abrupt adjustment for the member to not give them precisely what they’ve been anticipating,” the member said. “Stranger Things is a seasonal experience, they go through it with them.”
The number of episodes for Stranger Things 5?
Season 5’s length won’t be known for a while, but given that seasons 1 through 3 had 8 episodes each, while seasons 2 through 4 had 9 episodes each, season 5 will probably be roughly the same length. Everything depends on how much narrative the Duffer brothers want to include in the season’s conclusion.
The duration of the season 5 episodes is likewise yet unknown. However, let’s hope they last as long as season 4 did.
The cast of Strange Things season 5
It’s quite doubtful that any of the core characters will part ways before Stranger Things comes to an end, so season 5 should see them all back together.
That implies that Sadie Sink if she manages to awaken from her coma, will play Max Mayfield once more, Finn Wolfhard will return as Mike Wheeler, and Millie Bobby Brown will return as Eleven.
Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Maya Hawke (Robin Buckley), Joe Keery (Steve Harrington), Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers), Brett Gelman (Murray Bauman), David Harbour (Jim Hopper), and Winona Ryder are other actors who are almost certainly getting ready to reap (Joyce Byers).
Eddie Munson, who was first introduced in season 4 as played by Joseph Quinn, has expressed his desire to return in season 5 as the head of the Hellfire Club, a group of Dungeons & Dragons enthusiasts, to The Guardian(opens in new tab).
He chuckled, “I’ll be upset if they don’t bring me back. If they’ll let me, “I’d love to.” (However, we’re not sure how feasible that is given that the character was killed by a group of Demobats in episode 9; for more, see our in-depth analysis of everyone who perishes in Stranger Things season 4, Volume 2).
“I’ll put it this way: I’m aware of season 5. Take what you will from that, “According to Jamie Campbell Bower, who portrays Vecna/Henry Creel/One in other places. However, Bower’s reappearance is not altogether unexpected given that the group was unable to eliminate his season 4 villain. We can only hope that season 5 goes better for them.
What will Season 5 of Stranger Things be about?
The Hawkins gang’s ultimate journey will likely be followed in Stranger Things 5 as they collaborate to solve their biggest mystery to date: how to finally vanquish Vecna. The Duffer Brothers already disclosed to TV Line that a time jump will occur. They also revealed to Collider that the final season’s setting would predominantly be Hawkins and the Upside Down, rather than Russia, California, and Indiana.
The brothers have also stated in numerous interviews that the primary goal of Season 5 will be to debunk the Upside-Down narrative and finally address concerns that have persisted since Season 1.
The Duffer Brothers have also made it clear that while they don’t know exactly how this final season will pan out, they do know how it will finish.
While much of Season 5 is actually very fuzzy, the last 30 minutes of it are pretty distinct in our minds, as Ross stated, “it’s like that lighthouse blinking in the distance.” “So, if we can make the voyage enjoyable, I think we’ll have a satisfying conclusion. There will never be a solution that pleases everyone, but it should seem correct for this story.”
The creative team previously revealed to The Wrap that senior Netflix executives sobbed openly after hearing their suggestions for Season 5’s story arc. We did present a Season 5 framework to Netflix, and they were very receptive to it, according to Ross. “Yes, it was challenging. The narrative comes to a close. It was crazy to witness people cry who I had never seen cry before.”
David Harbour (Hopper) allegedly knows how the series ends, a tidbit of knowledge that comically enrages co-star Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin).
Speaking of Dustin, the Duffer Brothers also said that Eddie will be remembered in the final season and that his passing will actually have “huge repercussions” for those who survived Season 4. This will hopefully allay any fans’ concerns that the boy genius seemed to be the only member of the group mourning Eddie’s death.