Amidst recent rumors of Millie Bobby Brown leaving the Stranger franchise,
Can we expect Season 5 of the titular 80s-themed series to release in October?
The Upside-Down Has Been Turned Right-Side Up, Which Means The Land Between Evil And Good Has Merged. Eleven has finally regained her powers to destroy Vecna. What will Season 5 bring to the table? Moreover, when can we expect to see the fifth and final Season on Netflix?
Speculations surrounding the recent development shown in the strike updates show 27th September as the fated date when the WGA settled its deal with the AMPTP and experienced big gains through it. Incidentally, ardent Stranger Things fandom has been bombarding the social media handles of the official accounts with plaguing questions on whether we will see the premiere of Season 5 in October. Answering your doubt straight away, it is safe to say that Stranger Things Season 5 will not be making a comeback this October.
After four long months of tireless picketing and negotiations, we finally witnessed the AMPTP and WGA strike a deal where the union’s negotiations were met with zeal and posed great gains for them. Stranger Things fans will be delighted to know that the writer’s room for the fifth and final season of Stranger Things has huddled back to etch the swan song of the epic series. Here is a post to confirm that:
— stranger writers (@strangerwriters) September 27, 2023
So does this mean filming will begin soon? Let’s find out!
For starters, the ink for the final season had already begun writing before the strikes. “We’re walking into season five. I’ve got a couple more months to train. We start shooting that in June, though, and that will be the final season. I did a lot of training for season four. He [Hopper] was in a very specific position, that Russian prison.”
— Stranger Things Spoilers (@SThingsSpoilers) August 2, 2022
However, then the production posted this update:
Duffers here. Writing does not stop when filming begins. While we’re excited to start production with our amazing cast and crew, it is not possible during this strike. We hope a fair deal is reached soon so we can all get back to work. Until then — over and out. #wgastrong
— stranger writers (@strangerwriters) May 6, 2023
And now that the fair deal has been reached, they updated their X account that they are back and getting ready to finish off writing for the final season. Stirring the pot of bad luck enters the SAG AFTRA, whose riff with the AMPTP ignited a strike that is still on, although negotiations for the same are underway. Keep a close eye on their social media accounts like Twitter because the union updates their pages on an hourly basis.
In other news, as a teaser for the first look of Season 5, the official writer’s page of Stranger Things uploaded a pre-vis one day before the WGA strike ended. On their official X page, the Stranger Things writers released a pre-vis video of Steve Harrington (Joe Kerry) making a face as his head turns towards the camera. The caption humorously read, “Hope the studios make a fair deal with SAG soon, or else season 5 is looking like this.” The writers would go on to reveal that this quick video was indeed a first look at Season 5’s first episode. Check it out here:
Hope the studios make a fair deal with SAG soon or else season 5 is looking like this: pic.twitter.com/GC2ok142jJ
— stranger writers (@strangerwriters) September 28, 2023
So now that the potential first look is out, when can we expect the new season to arrive?
Stranger Things Season 5 Is Not Coming In 2024
Yes, you have heard that right. Earlier on, posts on the official accounts of Stranger Things said that the new season would be coming in 2024 with a series of tweets. Syncing with the bouts of more insider information, the Insider Twitter account for Stranger Things has also updated the audience on the set developments that were being prepared for the final Season. According to them, the set was being arranged in Hawkins High School, which will be ready when the shooting resumes, saving us ample time. Check out the post here:
Hawkins High School looks prepared for filming once the strike is over. Only the back half of the school has newly painted concrete. Water tower has been painted and the temporary AC units are ready to go! #StrangerThings #StrangerThings5 #ST5 #Hawkins @StrangerInsider pic.twitter.com/ef1PjGTqZC
— Jared (@itsjaredfilm) August 13, 2023
However, a new update on X from the crew of Stranger Things itself follows a new revelation, and that, unfortunately, is that the final season will not arrive in 2024. But in 2025. This revised deadline might reflect the greatness of the new season and the superior post-production titbits it brings with it, which takes more than 10 months to master. Since the creator promised that this season would be “bigger and better than Season 4,” which was the best season according to the viewers, they may need time to live up to the hype. Plus, it also takes time to oil their machinery and get smoothly moving after a long hiatus. Check out the post here:
— Stranger News (@StrangerNews11) September 16, 2023
This was followed by the following update:
— Stranger News (@StrangerNews11) September 25, 2023
So, our wait for the final season gets extended to 2025. We urge the viewers to stay put and revive their memories of the previous seasons by binge-watching them. You can catch them all on Netflix right now if you have a membership for the same.
Stranger Things Season 5 Cast: Who Will Be Joining Us For The Final Season?
We know the cast members who are coming back for the next season. They are:
- Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers
- David Harbour as Jim Hopper
- Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven
- Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler
- Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson
- Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair
- Noah Schnapp as Will Byers
- Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield
- Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler
- Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers
- Joe Keery as Steve Harrington.
- Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley
- Brett Gelman as Murray Bauman
- Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair
- Paul Reiser as Dr. Sam Owens
- Jamie Campbell Bower as Henry Creel/Vecna
- Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler
- Eduardo Franco as Argyle
- Linda Hamilton (not clear on her character yet)
While it’s likely that Sadie Sink will return as Max, considering she’s been left in a coma by Season 4’s end, it’s unclear to what capacity she’ll be appearing. Max’s comma sequence had the viewers on the edge of their seats, wondering if she would ever make it out of Upside Down.
It also seems like fan-fave character Eddie Munson, played by Joe Quinn, will be staying dead and won’t be returning for Season 5. There have also been reports that Season 5 will use digital techniques to de-age the existing cast in order to make the actors look younger. Stay tuned to Web News Observer for interesting updates such as these.
Now, with this being the final season, it’s expected that not every character is going to make it. “Well, it’s the last season, so people are probably going to die,” as described by Maya Hawke to Rolling Stone. “I would love to die and get my hero’s moment. I’d love to die with honor, as any actor would.
“But I love the way that the Duffer Brothers love their actors. The reason that they write so beautifully for me and for everyone else is because they fall in love with their actors and their characters, and they don’t want to kill them. I think that’s a beautiful quality that they have, and I wouldn’t wish it away.”
As for Noah Schnapp, after coming out as gay shortly after confirming his character Will is gay, he told Variety: “I think the way I act in Season 5, honestly, might be a little different. I will be fully aware of who I am. Knowing all of that about myself and being able to invest that in my character, I’m honestly just excited.”
In the same interview, Ross Duffer said: “Will really takes center stage again in Season 5. This emotional arc for him is what we feel is going to hopefully tie the whole series together. Will is used to being the young one, the introverted one, the one that’s being protected. So part of his journey, it’s not just sexuality – it’s Will coming into his own as a young man.”
Another of the key cast members, Millie Bobby Brown, said in an August 2023 interview with Women’s Wear Daily – conducted before the SAG-AFTRA strike – that while the Season 5 finale will be bittersweet, she’s ready for the series to end.
“I think I’m ready. It’s been such a huge factor in part of my life, but it’s like graduating high school, it’s like senior year,” she told the outlet. “You’re ready to go and blossom and flourish and you’re grateful for the time you’ve had, but it’s time to create your own message and live your own life.”
What Can We Expect From The New Season?
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