Stranger Things is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by the Duffer Brothers, who also serve as showrunners and executive producers alongside Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen.
The first season, produced by Monkey Massacre Productions and Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment, premiered on Netflix on July 15, 2016.’
Its second, third, and fourth seasons began in October 2017, July 2019, and May and July 2022, respectively. The show was renewed for a fifth and final season in February 2022.
Stranger Things Season 5 Potential Release Date
Though season 5 is unlikely to arrive on Netflix for quite some time, the fact that production has begun is exciting news, especially given that fans had to wait three years between seasons 3 and 4, and the fifth season could arrive as early as 2024.
We also don’t know what kind of release model the new season will use. Seasons 1–3 were all released in a single volume, whereas Season 4 was split into two volumes, with Volume 1 containing seven episodes and Volume 2 containing two.
We’ll have to wait and see if Season 5 continues with this new, split model.
Who Could Return to the Stranger Things Season 5 Cast?
We don’t yet have a confirmed cast list for Stranger Things season 5, but we’d expect all of the surviving central characters to return. This includes the villainous Vecna, who was defeated in the season finale but is sure to return.
Here’s the full cast list for Stranger Things season 5:
- Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers
- David Harbour as Jim Hopper
- Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven/Jane Hopper
- Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler
- Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson
- Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair
- Noah Schnapp as Will Byers
- Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield
- Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler
- Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers
- Joe Keery as Steve Harrington
- Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley
- Brett Gelman as Murray Bauman
- Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair
- Paul Reiser as Dr. Sam Owens
- Jamie Campbell Bower as Peter Ballard/Henry Creel/One/Vecna
- Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler
- Eduardo Franco as Argyle
- Gabriella Pizzolo as Susie
What Will Stranger Things Season 5 Be About?
We don’t know what story Season 5 will tell, but the creators and cast have already teased us in interviews.
When season 5 was first announced, the Duffer Brothers stated in a statement that the “complete story arc” had been planned out seven years prior and that the fifth installment will be the culmination of that plan.
In a later interview with SFX, they confirmed that the ending still fits “the rough sketch” they created, but it has become “more interesting and exciting than originally envisioned by me and Ross”.
season 5. chapter one. the crawl. happy stranger things day pic.twitter.com/xCdNLjD7Yt
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) November 7, 2022
They said: “We know how it ends. It’s possible that it will change, but I think it’s unlikely because it’s one of those endings that just feels, and has always felt, right. It also feels somewhat inevitable. Then, when you come up with it, you’re like, ‘oh yeah, that’s exactly what it has to be’.”
Another thing we know is that season 5 will almost certainly include a time jump, as Ross Duffer previously stated to TVLine: “I’m sure we will do a time jump. We would have preferred to film [seasons 4 and 5] back to back, but there was simply no way to do so. So these are all discussions we’ll have with our writers when we open the room.”
How Many Episodes Are in Stranger Things Season 5?
The stranger Things season 5 episode count is currently unknown.
However, we do know that the final season’s episodes will be mostly shorter.
“The only reason we don’t expect it to be as long is that there’s almost a two-hour ramp-up [in season 4] before our kids really get drawn into the supernatural mystery,” co-creator Matt Duffer said on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast.
s a he he he he he he “You get to know them, see them in their lives, what they’re going through, how they’re adjusting to high school, and so on. Steve is looking for a date and all of that. None of this is going to happen in the first two episodes of [season 5].”
Is There a Trailer for Stranger Things Season 5?
No, there isn’t a trailer for Stranger Things Season 5 yet, but we’ll keep this page updated as soon as any new information or a trailer becomes available.