Continue reading to learn more details about some spoilers for Stranger Things Season 5.
The fifth and final season of Stranger Things was confirmed by Netflix in February 2022, and writing began in August 2022. It is reported that production will commence sometime in 2023, which will lead to the new episodes airing between late 2023 and early 2024 and will consist of eight episodes. The Duffer Brothers remarked that when they first envisioned the series, the complete arc was anticipated to last “four or five” seasons, so the conclusion is not unexpected.
In addition, they vowed that the franchise wouldn’t end. “There are still many more exciting stories to tell within the world of Stranger Things: new mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes,” they wrote. “But first we hope you stay with us as we finish this tale.” The third season debuted more than two and a half years ago, on July 4, 2019.
In its final moments, Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) is seen taking her sons (Charlie Heaton, Noah Schnapp) and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) out of their Indiana town to start a new life. After a jump in geography, the final scene takes place in the far Eastern part of the Soviet Union, where guards are feeding a prisoner to an imprisoned Demogorgon – but “not the American.”
It is undoubtedly one of the most successful series on Netflix, and the demand for the series among the fans leads to a lot of speculation as there are many spoilers spreading around social media for months, anticipating the next plotline and character arcs of the season. If you want to know about the major spoilers for the final season, then you have reached the right place, as we’ve compiled a list of the potential spoilers that are circulating on social media.
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Will Stranger Things Season 5 arrive sooner than anticipated?
According to Variety, the Duffer Brothers have already proposed the Season 5 arc to Netflix, and the delay between Seasons 4 and 5 should be much shorter than the previous three-year hiatus. “Don’t hold us to it, but the gap should be quite a bit shorter this time, due to the fact that we already have an initial outline, and we can’t imagine there will be another six-month forced hiatus,” they told the outlet.
Following Volume 2’s release, the brothers gave an update on the production timeline to Collider, revealing that they’re set to start writing Season 5 after a short break, quoting, “We’re going to take a little vacation in July,” Ross Duffer told the outlet. “And then we’re going to come back. I know that the writer’s room is going to start in that first week of August.”
Season 5 will most likely not feature any new characters
In an interview with IndieWire, the Duffer Brothers opened up about developing the show’s characters and revealed that they want to focus on the show’s core characters in the upcoming finale. “Whenever we introduce a new character, we want to make sure that they’re going to be an integral part of the narrative,” Ross Duffer told the outlet.
“But every time we do that, we’re nervous, because you go, ‘We’ve got a great cast of characters here, and actors, and any moment we’re spending with a new character, we’re taking time away from one of the other actors.’ So we’re just very, very careful about who we’re introducing.” Matt Duffer added, “We’re doing our best to resist [adding new characters] for Season 5. We’re trying not to do that so we can focus on the OG characters, I guess.”
Will has a bigger role in the upcoming season
As per Collider, quote, “Will’s going to be a big part and focus, is really all I can say of Season 5, in his journey. We’re starting to see his coming of age, really. Which has been challenging for a number of reasons, some of which are supernatural. But you’re starting to see him come into his own,” Matt told the outlet. Ross Duffer added, “[It’s] setting up us coming full circle back to Season 1. I think you’ll see that with a couple of the character arcs, not just with Will. But also with Steve and Nancy, and her relationship with Jonathan where things are not fully resolved. The characters have maybe made steps, like in the case of Will, but that journey isn’t over yet. All of that is going to play a huge role as we try to wrap this thing up next season.”
Vecna will most likely be the season’s major antagonist.
The second volume’s two episodes feature a fight between Vecna and the youngsters that leaves the villain seriously damaged but not dead. Will gets the usual warning tingle on the back of his neck towards the end of the season, despite the fact that the viewer never sees his dead body. As a result, Season 5 will most likely include Eleven and Vecna’s last fight for the destiny of the globe. Though we don’t have any details about the upcoming season, Vecna actor Jamie Campbell Bower hinted that he’ll be part of Season 5 last month. In TheHollywood Reporter interview, Bower gave a cryptic hint, “Let me put it this way: I know about season five. Take from that what you will.”
Stranger Things Season 4: A Quick Recap
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.
Stranger Things: Where to stream the new season?
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. 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.