Stranger Things Season 5 is not coming to Netflix in November

Stranger Things Season 5 is not coming to Netflix in November
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When is Stranger Things Season 5 coming to Netflix? Continue reading to find out.

The wait is finally over because the highly anticipated fifth season of “Stranger Things” is on the way, and the kids from Hawkins will be returning to the world of the Upside Down. Moreover, if you remember this quote from Eleven, “I kept it open. I kept the door open three inches. I never stopped believing,” then there is still more to come! As we know that Stranger Things will deliver even more heartbreaking moments in the new season.

Making it even more exciting for the fandom to explore and make it easy for the network to continue the story so that it reaches its deserving conclusion, which the fans have waited for so long and truly deserve. If you are one of those who want to get clarity about the potential release date, then look no further as we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on Stranger Things Season 5’s potential release date due to the inquisitiveness shown by fans since the premiere of the last season. 

Here is everything you need to know to find all of your answers. 

Stranger Things Season 5 is not coming to Netflix in November

Stranger Things Season 5 Release Date and Time Slot

In February 2022, the series was renewed for a fifth and final season. Since then, the release date is currently unknown, but that is because the final season’s development is still in its early stages. Recently, the writing for Season 5 has also officially begun recently. But if we have to guess, looking at the pattern of the prior seasons, the fifth season will not release in November. The fans have to wait for some time, as the most likely premiere will be around late 2023, if not well into 2024, at approximately 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET). 

Many fans are predicting the range of months may differ considering the premiere dates for the prior season were around this time frame. In order to receive updates on when Stranger Things Season 5 premieres on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications. Moreover, we would like to highlight that at this point in time, this is just speculation, so the viewers need to wait for some time for the network to officially confirm these details.

Stranger Things Season 5 is not coming to Netflix in November

Stranger Things Season 5 Plot

The Duffer Brothers later stated on July 5, 2022, that they will begin writing the season in the first week of August. They also confirmed that, unlike Season 4, the season’s storylines will take place primarily in Hawkins and the Upside Down. The Duffers also intend to bring the story “full circle” by revisiting some of Season 1’s original groups and character pairings on a larger scale. They anticipate that the finale will be similar in length to the Season 4 finale and that they will give all of the characters a proper send-off, akin to “Return of the King-ish with eight endings.”

Furthermore, the Duffer Brothers have stated that Season 5 will delve into various unsolved mysteries. These mysteries include the government program at Hawkins Lab and “what happened to [it] once Henry became involved,” saying the final season will expand upon how Dr. Brenner “evolved it” into including multiple kids. In addition, the Upside Down being seemingly “frozen” on the date November 6, 1983, will come into focus as a major plot point.

A key factor setting Season 5 apart from the others, per Matt Duffer, is that the danger the world is in is now “all kind of out in the open” – not just to our teen heroes from the Indiana town of Hawkins, but to their parents and the rest of their community, as well. “[Season] 5, the way we see it, is kind of a culmination of all the seasons, so it’s got a little bit from each,” Ross Duffer told a packed house. “I think that what we’re trying to do is go back to the beginning a little bit, in sort of the tone of 1. But also scale-wise, it’s more aligned with what 4 is. So, hopefully, it’s got a little bit of everything.”

Stranger Things Season 5 is not coming to Netflix in November

Stranger Things Season 5 Cast and Crew

According to the Duffers, the season will likely not introduce new characters and will focus on the established ones. The main cast members of the series include  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, and Paul Reiser as Dr. Sam Owens. 

Fans are also hoping that a few characters such as Eduardo Franco’s Argyle, and Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler would make a comeback along with Jamie Campbell Bower as Henry Creel/Vecna. The show was produced by Monkey Massacre Productions and 21 Laps Entertainment. The brothers serve as showrunners and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen for 21 Laps, as well as the Duffers, Iain Paterson and Curtis Gwinn.  On the other hand, Stranger Things scored 13 Emmy nominations for its fourth season, with wins coming in the areas of prosthetic makeup, sound editing, sound mixing, music supervision, and stunt coordination.

Stranger Things Season 5 is not coming to Netflix in November

Stranger Things Season 5 Episodes

The season will consist of eight episodes with an average runtime of 42 to 150 minutes, with principal photography expected to begin in 2023. On August 25, the account posted a photo indicating that the season, re-iterating what the Duffers had already suggested in interviews. 

The account posted a photo of the now-completed grid for the 8 episodes, but with the words blurred to avoid spoilers. The first episode’s title was revealed to be “The Crawl,” on November 6, 2022, as part of Stranger Things Day. According to the Duffer Brothers, the second episode was written in early November of 2022, being completed two weeks prior.

Stranger Things Season 4: A Quick Recap

On Rotten Tomatoes, the fourth season holds an approval rating of 88% based on 185 reviews, with an average rating of 7.90/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “Darker and denser than its predecessors, Stranger Things‘ fourth chapter sets the stage for the show’s final season in typically binge-worthy fashion. On Metacritic, the fourth season’s two volumes have scores of 69 out of 100 based on 29 critics and 74 out of 100 based on 18 critics, both indicating “generally favorable reviews.”

The fourth season takes place in March 1986, just a few months later. For a new beginning, Joyce, Will, Eleven, and Jonathan have relocated to Lenora, California. Eleven battles bullying at school and the loss of her superpowers in California. A creature from the Upside Down, eventually known as Vecna, begins murdering Hawkins citizens while simultaneously creating new portals between the two worlds. Drs. Sam Owens and Martin Brenner transport Eleven to a facility to assist her in regaining her powers as part of their plan to stop Vecna. In the meantime, Joyce and Murray take off for Russia to save Hopper from the Kamchatka Gulag.

When Stranger Things’ next season draws close to the release date, the series will be available exclusively on Netflix, with all previous seasons also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The video quality and quantity of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month. You may play mobile games and stream movies and TV shows at no additional cost with any of their services.

Catch up on all of the previous seasons before Stranger Things Season 5 premieres on Netflix.