'Stranger Things' Season 5 Likely To Land On Netflix In 2025

December 12, 2023 1:00 AM ‐ TelevisionStranger ThingsNetflix
Fans of the popular Netflix series 'Stranger Things' have been eagerly awaiting news on the show's final chapter, and recent developments suggest that they might have to be patient a bit longer. According to a report by Deadline, the fifth season of 'Stranger Things', which is also set to be its last, is expected to begin production in early January. While the start date is slated for January 8, it is important to note that this could change.

The commencement of filming for the final season has already experienced delays. Originally scheduled to start this year, the production faced setbacks due to strikes by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). These organizations represent writers and actors, respectively, and their strikes caused significant disruptions in the film and television industry. In response to the writers' strike, the show's creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, decided to suspend work, despite having completed the scripts. The situation was further complicated when the actors' union, SAG-AFTRA, joined the strike.

As a result of these delays, the anticipated premiere of 'Stranger Things' season 5 on Netflix, which was initially expected in 2024, now seems more likely to occur in 2025. This next instalment promises to bring another dose of supernatural drama set in the fictional town of Hawkins.

Fans can look forward to the return of the familiar cast, including stars like Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Maya Hawke, and Priah Ferguson. Additionally, Linda Hamilton, known for her role in 'Terminator', is set to join the cast, continuing the show's trend of featuring iconic actors from the 1980s.

In terms of production, Dan Trachtenberg, the director known for '10 Cloverfield Lane', will be taking on some directing responsibilities for the season. Shawn Levy, one of the show's producers, has heightened expectations by promising "major cinematic storytelling", comparable to some of the biggest movies.

While specific plot details are under wraps, it is known that season five will mark the final chapter of the series. The season will see a return to the town of Hawkins and focus on rekindling the original dynamic between the central characters - Eleven, Mike, Will, Lucas, and Dustin. This is a notable shift from the fourth season, where the group was separated, leading to a divergence in their individual storylines.

In summary, while the anticipation for 'Stranger Things' season 5 continues to build, fans may have to wait a little longer than expected. However, with a talented cast and a promise of cinematic storytelling, the final season is shaping up to be an epic conclusion to the beloved series.

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