The series will be the last of the show
When does Stranger Things season 5 come out? Creators Matt and Ross Duffer have confirmed that the next season will be the end of the Netflix series. While we still have two more episodes of Stranger Things season 4 arriving on July 1, talk is already turning towards the show’s final season, which will no doubt be even more of a spectacle.
Here’s everything we know about Stranger Things season five so far.
Do you already have a date for when the 5th season of Stranger Things comes out?
Considering that nearly three years have passed between the premieres of the third and fourth seasons – which was partially due to the pandemic – you might wonder if there’s already a date for when season 5 of Stranger Things comes out. If the Duffer Brothers are planning anything remotely close to the scale of season four, it’s definitely going to take a while to film, but it’s possible fans won’t see Stranger Things 5 until late 2023.
We still have the second part of season four, so unfortunately we can wait a little bit for season five. It looks like production hasn’t started yet, so we’ll have a better idea of the dates when that happens.
Filming on the fourth season of Stranger Things wrapped up in September 2021, with the series launching in late May 2022 – about eight months later. So depending on when production on season five starts and ends, we’d say we’re looking at at least late 2023 for a possible release date.
End of Stranger Things – When is the 5th season of Stranger Things coming out
Stranger Things season 5 will be the show’s final season, but it won’t be the end of the Stranger Things universe. The creators of Stranger Things confirmed that season five is indeed happening, in an open letter to fans published via Netflix in February. However, they also announced that season five would mark the end of Stranger Things.
Ahead of the release of season four, they wrote, “Seven years ago, we planned the full story arc of Stranger Things. At the time, we predicted the story would last four to five seasons. It turned out to be too big to count in four, but – as you will soon see for yourself – we are now approaching our end. Season four will be the penultimate season; season five will be the last.”
When season 5 of Stranger Things comes out is still unknown.
What will happen in the fifth season of Stranger Things?
As any Stranger Things fan knows, it all starts with a small time jump. The timeline jumped from November/December 1983 in Season 1 to October 1984 in Season 2, and then to July 1985 in Season 3. Season 4 takes place in March 1986, eight months after the Battle of Starcourt.
But now it looks like Season 5 might have an even bigger time jump than usual. The Duffer brothers told TVLine that a long gap is almost inevitable given the age of the younger actors: “I’m sure we’re going to do a time jump. but there just wasn’t a viable way to do it.”
There’s no confirmation yet on what year Season 5 will take place, but if the show goes beyond March 1988, it could coincide with the release of Beetlejuice, which, of course, stars real-life superstar Winona Ryder.
As for the actors for the next season, fans will also have to wait. That will depend on who makes it out of season four alive before we can start speculating on which cast members and characters will be returning for the final season.
Now start your prayer circles that none of your favorite characters die at Vecna’s monstrous hands. In the meantime, she check out the trailer for Volume Two. Prepare for the horror, folks.
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