Netflix already released 4 seasons of Stranger Things with the 4th season split into two volumes. Regardless of Season 4’s episodes having longer runtimes than episodes from the last 3 seasons, the science fiction horror series isn’t finished at this point, and presently, fans from all over the world are wondering when Stranger Things Season 5 will be dropped.
Here’s everything we know so far about Stranger Things Season 5.
Did Netflix already confirm Stranger Things Season 5?
Yes! The Duffer brothers, the makers of Stranger Things, have already affirmed that Season 5 is coming. They officially affirmed this news, in an open letter to fans published via Netflix in February 2022. Notwithstanding, they likewise announced that Season 5 will be the show’s last season.
Ahead of Season 4’s release, the Duffer brothers wrote: “Seven years ago, we planned out the complete story arc for Stranger Things. At the time, we predicted the story would last four to five seasons. It proved too large to tell in four, but – as you’ll soon see for yourselves – we are now hurtling toward our finale. Season 4 will be the penultimate season; season 5 will be the last.”
As of now, it’s not clear whether Stranger Things Season 5 will be split into two or more volumes, yet we will tell you once Netflix officially announces its plans for the last season.
Netflix likewise seemed to hint toward the show’s last season with an upside-down sign that reads: “Every ending has a beginning.”
When is Stranger Things Season 5 coming to Netflix?
Netflix previously dropped Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 on July 1, yet fans will have to wait longer for Season 5 to arrive.
Shooting on the 4th season was completed around September 2021, with the show coming back in late May 2022 – around eight months later. Depending on when the production of Season 5 starts and gets done, almost certainly, it will be dropped in late 2023, at the earliest
The authority Twitter account for Stranger Things’ writing staff took to Twitter to post a photograph of a whiteboard to the last season’s logo emblazoned on it.
What is the plot of Stranger Things Season 5?
As of now, Netflix hasn’t announced a lot of plot information regarding Stranger Things Season 5, however since we definitely know that it’s the last season, expect the final episodes should wrap up the story of Eleven and her friends from Hawkins, Indiana.
Who are the cast of Stranger Things Season 5?
Depending on who lives and who dies toward the finish of Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2, we can expect that our favorite characters should get back to our screens for the last season.
If they are alive and well, expect Season 5 to feature the comeback of Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Noah Schnapp (Will), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Priah Ferguson (Erica), Joe Keery (Steve), Winona Ryder (Joyce), and Hopper (David Harbour).
Sadie Sink (Max) will also come back after her character technically died. However, it’s still not clear whether Max will wake up from her coma after being killed by Vecna, Eleven was able to revive her.