The thrilling conclusion of the fourth season of “Stranger Things” hit Netflix on Friday, July 1, and plenty of viewers have already got one important question for the show’s creators. When does the fifth season come out? While that answer is unknown, it’s been confirmed that “Stranger Things” will return for a fifth season. But, of course, we all know everything about the following Season of “Stranger Things.”
WILL SEASON 5 OF ‘STRANGER THINGS’ BE THE LAST SEASON?
Series creators the Duffer Brothers revealed in February that Season 5 is the series’ ultimate chapter, which premiered in 2016. “Seven years ago, we sort out the entire story arc for ‘Stranger Things,'” the Duffer Brothers said in a letter. “At the time, we predicted the story would last four to 5 seasons. It proved large to inform in four, but — as you’ll soon see for yourselves — we are now hurtling toward our finale. Season 4 is the penultimate season; season 5 is the last.” “There are still more exciting stories to inform within the planet of ‘Stranger Things,'” the creators continued. “New mysteries, new adventures, new, unexpected heroes.”
WILL THERE BE A TIME JUMP in FIFTH SEASON OF ‘STRANGER THINGS’?
Many of the “Stranger Things” actors are several years older than the teenage characters they portray. Sadie Sink, for instance, could be a 20-year-old actress portraying Max Mayfield, who was 15 years old in the season.
It’s why many believe a time jump is critical for the show’s fifth season. And therefore, the Duffer Brothers recognize that. In June, Ross Duffer — one 1/2 the Duffer Brothers — told TV Line, “I’m sure we’ll do a time jump.” “Ideally, we’d have shot (Seasons 4 and 5) back to back, but there were just no feasible thanks to doing this,” he said. It’s unclear what percentage years the show would move forward. Many viewers have speculated a fifth season could develop when Mike Wheeler, Dustin Henderson, Lucas Sinclair, Eleven, and Max are seniors in high school. Within the fourth season, they were freshmen.
WHEN WILL’ STRANGER THINGS’ RESUME FILMING?
Matt Duffer said they need not set a start date for filming the fifth season in June but noted: “a lot of it’s virtually delineated.” “We learn lots when we make a (season),” Matt Duffer told TV Line. “We’ve learned lots just working with all of our new actors and also the ones we’ve worked with a protracted-time over this year (making Season 4), so I’m sure it’ll change a touch bit from that outline.” this suggests, of course, a premiere date for Season 5 has not been announced. But don’t expect to attend as long because of the break-in between Seasons 3 and 4.
The third season was released on a legal holiday, 2019, while the start of the fourth season premiered on May 27, 2022. “Don’t hold us to that, but the gap should be quite a bit shorter now, thanks to the very fact that we have already got an initial outline, and that we can’t imagine there’ll be another six-month forced hiatus,” the Duffers said during a May interview with Variety.
WHAT ELSE is thought ABOUT THE FIFTH SEASON?
A Netflix executive confirmed the fifth season won’t shift to a weekly release in June to Variety. “For the fans of ‘Stranger Things,’ this is often how they’ve been watching that show, and that i think to alter that on them would be disappointing,” said Peter Friedlander, Netflix’s head of scripted series for U.S. and Canada.
“To not give them exactly what they’ve been expecting — which is ‘Stranger Things’ may be a seasonal experience, they are going through that with them — i believe that it’d be an abrupt change for the member.” And while the plot is being kept covert for now, it was enough to create Netflix executives cry, Ross Duffer told The Wrap.
“We do have a top level view for Season 5 and that we pitched it to Netflix and that they really responded well thereto,” Ross Duffer said. “I mean, it absolutely was hard. It’s the top of the story. I saw executives crying who I’ve never seen cry before, and it had been wild.” Season 5, the Duffer Brothers said, is “just visiting be pedal to the metal from the opening scene” without the “ramp up” of previous seasons, they said in their interview with The Wrap.