Stranger Things season 5: Release date, spoilers, cast and news
6 August 2021, 16:01 | Updated: 9 August 2021, 18:02
Is Stranger Things 5 the final season? Creators Matt and Ross Duffer have now confirmed that season 4 will not be the end of the Netflix show.
Stranger Things fans, we have some very exciting news. After speculation that Stranger Things 4 would be the final season of the beloved Netflix series, the show’s creators, the Duffer brothers, have now confirmed that that is not the case. If the show gets renewed, Stranger Things 5 will be on its way.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ross Duffer said: "Season four won’t be the end. We know what the end is, and we know when it is. [The pandemic] has given us time to look ahead, figure out what is best for the show. Starting to fill that out gave us a better idea of how long we need to tell that story."
While there’s no official confirmation from Netflix just yet, the odds are looking good as it's one of the most popular shows on the platform. The latest rumours suggest that preparation has already already begun on season 5.
But when will it be released? What will happen? And who will be in the cast? Look, we know it's a loooong way off but here's everything we know about Stranger Things season 5 so far...
Will there be a Stranger Things 5?
Well, it all depends on whether or not Netflix decide to renew the show after season 4 has been released. Given how popular the series is, it's more than likely that this will happen.
As previously mentioned, it sounds like the Duffer brothers are confident that they can deliver another iconic season of the show which is a great sign.
Both David Harbour and Noah Schnapp have also mentioned the possibility of a fifth season in various interviews, with Noah telling UK host Lorraine: "I can't imagine this is the last. I feel like we would know if this was the last."
In an interview with ET Canada Harbour said: "I think on my Netflix talking points list, I’m not supposed to say that there is a fifth season, but because you said it Jessica, I will say, and I’m also not supposed to know anything about it, but I will say that, sure."
"If you were on set with someone doing a show that possibly might have a fifth season, I’m sure that those people, if you were close to them, as I am with the Duffer Brothers, would probably bring up things that might move forward into that next season."
When will Stranger Things 5 be released?
Again, that all depends on when season 4 is released. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, production on the fourth season was delayed. As a result, the release date – which was previously rumoured to be January 2021 – has now been pushed back to 2022.
Filming on Stranger Things 4 is set to wrap in August/September 2021.
Will Stranger Things 5 be the final season?
It's currently unclear whether or not season 5 will be the final season, but what is clear is that the Duffers don't want to continue the show for the sake of it. They have an ending in mind, and they know when that ending will be.
In an interview with Collider, David Harbour hinted that season 4 lays the groundwork for the ending of the show: "We're introducing new stuff, but we're also tightening and wrapping up in a certain direction. To make it have a clear, clean, specific, and definite ending at some point, which I can't really talk about.”
Producer Shawn Levy also told Collider in a separate interview that he and the Duffer brothers have the end in sight: "There is a plan and that too will be shared not quite as soon as a sense of when season four is coming out, but soon enough."
He continued: "I can say this. No one’s making it up as we go along and there is an endgame, if you will."