‘Stranger Things’ Season 5 Release Date, Plot, Cast and Everything You Need to Know

Published 12/11/2023, 3:20 AM EST

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Stranger Things has evolved into a cultural phenomenon through the years, transcending mere television success. The show weaved a fascinating narrative of supernatural intrigue, friendships, and government conspiracies in the nostalgic era of the 1980s. As the veil of suspense thickens, so does the anticipation around the ultimate battle for Hawkins. The fifth and final season has fans on edge as they await its arrival and dread its end.

Notably, the twin Hollywood strikes caused a delay in the show’s production. But since the conclusion of the strikes, the show has received new updates on the workings and storyline, and here are the details fans need to note down.

When will Stranger Things season 5 go into production?

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About four days back, Deadline reported the shooting of Stranger Things will begin in early January with speculated dates being January 8 or January 5. Given this precedent, the earliest season 5 could make it to Netflix would be between February and April 2025. However, the wait would be worth it, considering the season promises to unravel season 4 cliffhangers and deepen the bonds of friendships that viewers have long cherished.

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The season will see all the beloved actors returning to their roles for the last time. It includes Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Sadie Sink, Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Noah Schnapp, and Joe Keery. The writing team of the horror drama has remained in contact with fans throughout this time and dropped teases to intrigue fans. 

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Not so long ago, they teased a script-reading reunion while showing off the massive costume wardrobe. The same goes for the Duffer Brothers, who have also been actively taking part in this teasing game and dropped several hints in recent weeks.

How Duffer Brothers have been keeping fans up-to-date with season 5 pre-production

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Last month, Ross Duffer turned to Instagram to confirm that they have short-listed the characters for the first two episodes of Season 5. Through famous Funko pop dolls, he showed the characters in groups except Max who lay with her face down. This hint left fans worried about what this tease meant for the character. Max lost her vision and was braindead when Eleven checked on her but fans have been hoping for her survival.

Last week, he also revealed the camera tests for Hopper, Nancy, Lucas, and Dustin have been completed. Duffer also shared multiple photos of location scouting on his Instagram—all adding to the fan anticipation. However, the specific details about the plotline have been kept under wraps so far.

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A lot of details about season 5, including the release date and plotline, may be murky at the moment. But two things are clear: Stranger Things is a priority for Netflix and production will start sooner than later.

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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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