How Far Is ‘Stranger Things’ 5? Director Shawn Levy Lands Exciting Updates for the Final Hawkins Showdown

Published 11/03/2023, 1:20 AM EDT

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Stranger Things season 5 is undoubtedly one of the most awaited releases on Netflix. The sci-fi series has sustained its global phenomenon status from season to season because of its loyal fandom. Sadly, fans lately have been on the edge because of the constant delay in the shooting of the last season. Though they have tried to keep themselves busy with speculations about the turnout of events in the final showdown, the time frame of the upcoming season’s release remains a mystery.

Putting some balm to that burning question, Shawn Levy rolled out a new statement. The producer has some exciting updates for fans who have been waiting patiently.

Stranger Things executive producer drops new updates

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Shawn Levy sat down with Wired for an extensive interview talking about his current project on 31 October. He touched on the constant delay of his acclaimed show Stranger Things and how far along was season 5. The filmmaker said the scripts of the final season were not complete when the WGA strike started. The shooting was also about to begin in June, but the strike has halted and the team has been on “hot standby” since then.

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He then added, “it’s killing us, because these fucking kids, they will not slow down the aging process”. No matter how hard they try, it would not stop and even AI cannot change that, said Levy. According to him, technology can contain it on the screen only, but in real life, it was impossible because it was just a natural process of human life.

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This news has only come days after the 55-year-old addressed the age issue of the cast members and promised fans they would try their best to hide it. Meanwhile, in another new interview, the executive producer had teased what viewers can expect from the finale of their beloved show and it only involves tears.

Shawn Levy alerts fans to get ready for a tearful finale 

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In his latest interview with Radio Times, Shawn Levy spilled beans on the character plotlines that season 5 will follow. Though he did not reveal anything, he did say Noah Schnapp will share “juicy details” when the time comes. Also, when the outlet asked him if there would be any tears, he made an astounding remark.

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“Big tears, lots of them,” said the Canadian director. So fans have to be a little more patient to say goodbye to their beloved show. Until then, viewers can watch his new show All The Light We Cannot See. The miniseries has finally arrived on Netflix and is based on Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. 

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Shikha Arya is an experienced entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie, having contributed over 1000 articles to the platform. She holds a Master's degree in English Literature from a prestigious university and has honed her writing skills over three years. Shikha's forte lies in crafting thought-provoking pieces about the lives of pop culture icons.

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