‘Stranger Things’ Season 5 Receives a Cast Update as Filming Heads Towards Resumption

Published 12/19/2023, 11:20 AM EST

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The age of streaming brings about several ups and downs along the way, however, to remain in the competition remains the ulterior motive. Taking to its long game, Netflix fielded the latest season of its Upside Down fantasy to stand against the tide of glaring delays. Mere weeks after the Hollywood strikes receded and filming updates came in ringing, newer developments have just taken shape. As Stranger Things Season 5 embarks on to seal the fate of the current cast, some new additions may be on the way.

Netflix handed out a fresh round of updates as it looks to leave no stone unturned in lining up the upcoming season as the show’s best yet.

Stranger Things Season 5 hints at upscaled plot developments

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Season four left the Hawkins gang to prepare themselves in time for a climactic showdown with Vecna in the final one. Months after Shawn Levy teased “cinematic storytelling” and an upscale of the narrative, developments in that precise direction have started to take shape. CastingTaylorMade, which handles the casting for Stranger Things, issued casting calls for the fifth season. Looking to fit “various adult roles”, the calls are for minor roles only.

Interestingly, the requirements for the roles list optional paramedic knowledge as well as sound handling of bicycles and skateboarding. Additional roles also called for “featured male for special effects makeup”. Finally, fits stretching for the period ranging between January 5th to January 12th and subsequent shooting from January 16th through January 31st also stood mentioned. The roles are likely to fill world-building and showcase a gargantuan step-up or devastation of a large scale in the offing.

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In the meantime, few of the show’s primary cast have already laid bare their emotions on its ending and the journey forward.

Millie Bobby Brown is ready to bid adieu as Netflix takes one last shot

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Eleven actress, Millie Bobby Brown caused quite a stir when she revealed that Stranger Things held her back from expanding into more ambitious projects. The 19-year-old actress believed that she had fulfilled her worth and thus was ready to say “goodbye” to a character she grew along with from childhood to adulthood. However, a few days back, she also showcased love for her Netflix projects, claiming them to be close to her heart.

In the meantime, Steve Harrington actor Joe Keery showcased mixed emotions about the show’s ending. While nothing has been etched in stone yet, the finale of Stranger Things Season 5 will unravel who lives and survives. Additionally, teases to a possible spin-off may also find their way into the airings. Regardless, all eyes now lie hooked on the deciding clash between Eleven and Vecna.

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Imteshal Karim is a Hollywood News reporter at NetflixJunkie. With a penchant for writing in multiple forms, he is a published writer with his works published in anthologies. A star at his college’s writing competitions, he loves telling a good story and hopes to tell impactful ones about the unexplored side of the Entertainment industry.

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