Stranger Things Season 5: Release Date, Cast, News and Trailer

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Over Netflix hit stranger things, the teenagers of Hawkins, Indiana, and their superpowered friend Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) have taken down an evil government lab, defeated more than a few monsters from another dimension, and fought with the Soviets. It seems like all of these threats are only preparing them for what’s to come, now that the show is wrapping up with a fifth and final season.

Even before season 4 aired in early 2022, the show’s creators and showrunners, the Duffer Brothers, announced that season 5 would be its last. At the time, they wrote a note, announcing that they had planned “the full story arc” for the series seven years ago and knew it would take four to five seasons to do so. Since the two-part fourth season – which broke records to become the most streamed show in a week – revealed what is Actually has been happening in Hawkins from the start, it’s safe to say that fans are excited to see how the series wraps up its massive sci-fi story. While information tends to be scarce, we’re breaking down everything we know about the final season of stranger things so far.

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When is season 5 of stranger things to be freed?

At the moment, there is no official release date for season 5. While season 4 has been particularly delayed due to the pandemic, knowing how things are stranger things‘ Big budget production schedule, it could take a while. We would guess that new episodes should arrive in 2024.

For what it’s worth, that’s when star David Harbor thinks the final season will drop as well. He said QG“I think we’re going [shoot] Next year. They’re finishing writing it this year, and they’ve got to get ready and everything.” He said he hoped to start filming this year, but the plan is more likely for next year, “so it’ll probably come out mid- 2024, based on our track record.”

How many episodes are there in stranger things Season 5?

The official episode count has yet to be released. Since each season has had between eight or nine installments, we’ll probably assume the same for the latest one.

What we do know is that the episodes won’t be as long as they were in Season 4 – a choice not all fans were. On the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the Duffer Brothers confirmed that they did not expect Season 5 to be this long and clarified that the reason Season 4 episodes were so long was due to the magnitude of the ” rise in power”. They did say, however, that the very last episode would likely be a feature film, so definitely prepare for a final part of cinematic proportions.

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For who in the cast will be back stranger things Season 5?

Eleven, the Hellfire Club nerds, their teenage babysitters, and their families have managed to survive the Upside Down for this long, so fans can expect everyone in the main cast to be back for the season 5. It’s also confirmed that Vecna/One/Henry Creel, who we now know is the center of the Upside Down and the teenage monster hunters haven’t taken down yet, will be back. Jamie Campbell Bower, who plays the villain, confirmed The Hollywood Reporter that he comes back and said he already knows the season 5 arc.

As the show is prone to adding new characters who become fan favorites – only to kill them off that same season – Joseph Quinn, who played Eddie Munson, will not be returning. (He of course died a hero, though!) A different character whose fate is unclear, however, is Sadie Sink’s Max. Although Vecna ​​nearly killed her, it is confirmed that she ended up “brain dead, blind and with all her bones broken”. Sink herself said she had “no idea what’s going on. [Season 5]and that his character’s backstory is “very up in the air”, so it could very well be that we’re in for a very tragic death, or Max could return and maybe still be an integral part of defeating Vecna .

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what will be stranger things Will season 5 happen?

While almost every season of stranger things ended with demogorgons slain and all of Hawkins’ adventures well done except for a tease at some sort of remaining darkness, Season 4 couldn’t have ended more differently. Now a rift exists between Hawkins and the Upside Down and it seems only a matter of time before darkness continues to pour into our world from the other (and other residents of Hawkins realize that it was not Indiana earthquake). So basically, it looks like we’re ready for the ultimate showdown between Vecna, the Mindflayer, and whatever else looms in the Upside Down and Eleven (with help from her friends). It’s unclear how this will all turn out, but it seems inevitable.

Something else that seems rather likely is that Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) will return to the fold even more. Returning to Hawkins in the Season 4 finale, he still feels some kind of connection to the Upside Down, so it’s possible he played a big part in his defeat. (That is, as long as he doesn’t consume it.) Schnapp even said Variety that “the Duffers say for next season that they’re going to focus more on Will and build that story.” He pointed out that Will was Hawkins’ first victim and first captured, so it seems likely there will be a connection to that in Season 5.

Considering how much teasing was revealed at the start or details that played into stranger things, it’s possible that the painting of Will he did to Mike could foreshadow Season 5. You might remember it was a Dungeons & Dragons inspired image that showed their friends as knights facing off against a dragon many-headed, with Mike being the “heart” that saves them. Reddit and TikTok theorists have pointed out that it’s not unlike the Prince of Demons who killed Will in the D&D game they play in the very first episode of Season 1. Although nothing is confirmed , it definitely seems like a worthwhile detail in the meantime, especially since Nancy (Natalia Dyer) said that Vecna ​​showed her a vision of a monster that was nothing like what she had seen before.

For fans still hooked on potential Upside Down mythology storylines and just want to know more about Vecna ​​in general, it looks like we’ll find out more about her origin in the future as well. Jamie Campbell Bower said THR“I think what you’ll see is more of the human side of Vecna…and there’s a huge, awesome, cool thing you see too! You’re always witnessing a little more evolution – a little more of evolution, especially for Vecna ​​and Henry at Vecna.”

Will season 5 of stranger things really the last season?

That’s right: Netflix’s sci-fi smash hit is truly coming to an end. While it’s a bummer to see the show unfold, the Duffer Brothers supposedly knew how to wrap it up for a while, so you can probably expect a epic conclusion. And anyway, the cast is starting to age from their young roles.

Although this is the last season of the series, it will not be the only thing that takes place in its universe. When Volume 2 Season 4 came out, Deadline reported that the Duffer Brothers had formed Upside Down Pictures and had many projects underway, some inspired by stranger things. Details are scarce, but a live-action spin-off is finally coming to Netflix. Don’t expect it to be anyone on the main Hawkins team: the showrunners pointed out that it would be “very, very different” and think fans “will be surprised when they hear the concept”. And then, for all theater enthusiasts, a “play set in the world and mythology of stranger thingsis in the works. It will be written by series writer Kate Trefry and produced by Netflix, acclaimed theater producer Sonia Friedman and Stephen Daldry (The crown, Billy Elliot)who will also lead.

Before getting any of the full-fledged franchise treatments from stranger things, we still have the last season. We will continue to update this article as more details are announced.

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