Stranger Issues co-creators and showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer revealed that they will strive to not introduce any new characters to the Netflix sequence in Season 5.
“We’re doing our best to resist [adding new characters] for Season 5,” Matt Duffer mentioned in an interview with IndieWire. “We’re trying not to do that so we can focus on the OG characters, I guess.”
Particulars surrounding the fifth and ultimate season of the favored Netflix sequence are at the moment unknown, although the Duffer brothers said in June that work on Stranger Issues 5 would start in 2022. “We’re going to take a little vacation in July. And then we’re going to come back,” Ross Duffer mentioned. “I know that the writer’s room is going to start in the first week of August.” By comparability, there was a major hole between Seasons 3 and 4, with followers of Stranger Issues ready almost three years earlier than the fourth season’s premiere.
Work on Season 5 formally started in August. Sequence star David Harbour just lately offered a doable launch window for Season 5 as effectively and said that filming would seemingly begin someday in 2023. “I think we’ll [shoot] next year,” he mentioned. “They’re finishing writing it this year, and they need to prep and stuff, so hopefully it’ll be this year. But I think that’s the plan. So it’d probably come out mid-2024, based on our track record.” Harbour has portrayed Jim Hopper since Stranger Issues premiered on Netflix in 2016.
Stranger Issues aired the second a part of its fourth season on Netflix in July, which was not solely cut up into two volumes however boasted considerably longer episode runtimes than earlier installments. In keeping with latest experiences, Stranger Issues Season 4, Quantity 2 was so common that it precipitated Netflix’s servers to crash upon its July 1 launch date, making the positioning quickly unavailable.
For the reason that third season of Stranger Issues was launched in 2019, the Duffer brothers defined that the solid members rising older allowed the sequence to lean additional into its horror parts. Furthermore, as followers rushed to observe the following installment of the supernatural drama, the co-creators warned followers to not count on a cheerful ending. “Usually at the end of a season, we tie things up with a nice bow, before a little tease that says, ‘Hold on, something is unraveling.’ As we move into Season 5, we don’t have to do that,” mentioned Matt Duffer. “There won’t be a reset from where we finish this season.”
Each components of Season 4 of Stranger Issues at the moment are obtainable to stream on Netflix. The primary three seasons are at the moment obtainable as effectively. Season 5 doesn’t but have a launch date.