Stranger Things is about to come with its final season. Yes, you heard us right. The show has captivated the imagination of millions of people around the world. Hence it has a fan base spanning all around the world.
Over the years, the show gained recognition due to its noble concept, writing, treatment of visuals, and much more. Thus if you are curious to know everything relevant about the upcoming final season, then you are in the right place. Here we shall explore more about. Hence let us dive straight into it.
What Did the Creators Say?
The creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, announced back in 2022 that the fifth season would be the last one.
“Seven years ago, we planned out the complete story arc for Stranger Things. At the time, we predicted the story would last four to five seasons. It proved too large to tell in four, but—as you’ll soon see for yourselves—we are now hurtling toward our finale. Season 4 will be the penultimate season; season 5 will be the last.”
We cannot say for sure when it will be released exactly. However, we can make assumptions based on previous seasons. Thus let us find out.
The earliest we can expect the final season is late 2023. But it might come in 2024 as well. The fourth season took two years to make. However, there was a pandemic going on. Hence that can explain the delay.
But there is another delaying reason that might slow up the process now. Wondering what? Let us see.
Writers’ Strike will Delay Everything
All the writers are currently on strike. Recently generative AI has given rise to a lot of buzz. Therefore, they are protesting it. This has led to a delay in production. The creators are expecting a fair deal soon. Hence we can only wait for things to gain normalcy.
There is a Twitter post about this. You can check it out at
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
How the Season 5 will be?
You should be excited about season 5 a lot more than the previous seasons. Let us present you with a hint about how it is going to be according to one of the creators, Matt Duffer:
“Characters are already going to be in action, they’re already going to have a goal and a drive, and I think that’s going to carve out at least a couple hours and make this season feel really different,”
“I’m sure the wrap-up will be a lot longer; it’s going to be ‘Return of the King’-ish with, like, eight endings.”
Possibility of Spin-offs?
In a letter to their fans, the Duffer Brothers said:
“There are still many more exciting stories to tell within the world of Stranger Things; new mysteries, new adventures, new, unexpected heroes.”
Hence this gives rise to the speculation there might be spin-offs in the future. However, we do not know for sure.
How Many Episodes will be There?
You can expect a total of 8 episodes. The title of the first episode will be “The Crawl.” Apart from the finale episode, the other episodes will be shorter in length.
All the usual cast members will be there. Hence we anticipate a great development.
To sum up, we couldn’t be more excited about the final season. With new developments and time jumps, it will surely be exciting!
Also read: Everything We Know So Far About Stranger Things Season 5