After resolved strikes, “Stranger Things” gears up for pivotal final season filming
Following the recent resolution of strikes by the film industry’s major guilds, production on the highly-anticipated fifth and final season of Netflix’s hit sci-fi series “Stranger Things” is preparing to kick off. According to Deadline, filming is targeted to commence on January 8th, 2024, though January 5th is also being considered as crews finalize preparations.
This upcoming season will see the young stars of “Stranger Things” unite to confront the sinister forces of the Upside Down in an epic conclusion after four thrilling seasons. The stakes have never been higher after the extradimensional tear between Hawkins and the Upside Down was ripped open by the demonic Vecna during last season’s dramatic finale.
Netflix has big plans to send off their flagship show in spectacular fashion, recently announcing several major additions to the cast. Iconic “Terminator” actress Linda Hamilton will lend her grit and experience to the season, while rising directorial talent Dan Trachtenberg (“Prey,” “10 Cloverfield Lane”) will helm an episode.
While the main “Stranger Things” storyline may be ending, the rich world and mythology of the franchise is far from over. The Duffer Brothers, creators of the series, have teased “many more exciting stories to tell” in the form of potential spinoffs and new adventures. An animated offshoot has already been confirmed.
After years of anticipation, fans can expect “Stranger Things” Season 5 to premiere at some point in 2025 for an emotionally-charged conclusion to the coming-of-age sci-fi favorite.