Stranger Things will return for a fifth and final season. The Duffer Brothers revealed it themselves in a letter shared with fans that was published in February 2022 along with the official poster for Season 4.
“Seven years ago, we mapped out the whole plot arc for Stranger Things,” the duo wrote in their letter. “At the time, we thought the story would last four or five seasons. We couldn’t have told it in four parts because it was too big, but as you will see in a moment, we are moving quickly to the end. The fifth season will be the last. The fourth season will serve as the interim finale.
The Duffer Brothers have served as the showrunners and creators of the Netflix original series Stranger Things since its 2016 premiere. Only one narrative for our favourite group of Hawkins youngsters is left to be told now that Season 4 Volumes 1 and 2 have come to an end.
The Duffer Brothers have also hinted that even if the television series Stranger Things may be ending, its fictional universe will live on. There are yet more fascinating stories to be told in the Stranger Things universe, featuring brand-new mysteries, adventures, and unexpected heroes.
Who is the cast of Stranger Things Season 5?
Fortunately, most of the main characters made it through Season 4 and were present in the season finale. The majority of the main characters, if not all of them, should therefore be expected to return for Season 5. Priah Ferguson (Erica), Natalia Dyer (Nancy), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan), Maya Hawke (Robin), Joe Keery (Steve), David Harbour (Hopper), and Winona Ryder are among the cast, along with Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Noah Schnapp (Will), and Millie Bobby Brown
Eddie Munson (played by Joseph Quinn) gave his life to save his friends and defend the town in Episode 9. Following the finale, The Duffer Brothers confirmed that this character had passed away while participating in an episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast; however, the whereabouts of two other characters from Volume 2 are still unknown.
Max succumbed to Vecna’s curse in the two-part series finale and was technically dead for a minute before Eleven used her abilities to restart her heart. When last seen, Max was in a hospital and in a coma. Unfortunately, despite eleven’s best efforts to get in touch with her by searching her mind, she is unresponsive.
Following the publication of Volume 2, Max’s actress, Sadie Sink, talked with Entertainment Weekly about Max’s death scene and her character’s potential return to the show. It is extremely heartbreaking, Sadie told EW. “Things can sometimes feel very genuine on set when you’re immersing yourself at that time and you’re with someone like Caleb, who I’ve known since I was a kid. It was quite moving. Simply put, it is devastating.
When queried about Max’s condition, Sadie was anxious to point out that he still officially has a pulse and is present on the show, according to EW. “I don’t know where we’re going or how Max is doing. Everything is uncertain right now, Sadie said.
What will be covered in Stranger Things’ fifth season?
The Hawkins gang’s final journey will likely be shown in Stranger Things 5 as they cooperate to solve their biggest riddle to date: how to permanently eliminate Vecna. The Duffer Brothers stated to Collider that the final season will be mostly set in Hawkins and the Upside Down rather than in Russia, California, or Indiana. They previously revealed that there will be a time jump to TV Line.
The brothers have additionally stated in numerous interviews that the main objective of Season 5 will be to analyse Upside Down’s past and finally address issues that have persisted since Season 1.
The Duffer Brothers have also made it clear that while they do not yet know all the details of the final season, they do know how the show will end.
Is there a release date for Stranger Things Season 5 yet?
There is no official release date for Stranger Things Season 5, but the show’s creators have good news: the pause between seasons will be far shorter than the three years between seasons three and four.
The Duffer brothers said, “The gap should be significantly shorter this time because we already have the first sketch, and we cannot imagine another six-month forced sabbatical,” in an interview with Variety. This means that by the start or the middle of 2023, we might have a set release date. The next new episodes of the show probably won’t premiere until late 2023 or early 2024 due to the visual effects the show needs and the busy schedules of the youthful cast, who are currently growing stars in Hollywood. However, two years would be preferable to three!