Dan Trachtenberg On Stranger Things 5: “Rock and Roll”

Dan Trachtenberg has shared fresh insight into what audiences can expect from the swansong season of Stranger Things. The director will be stepping behind the camera for an episode of the last season. Production remains halted while the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes rumble on.

“I have read my episode, and I had been prepping the episode before the strike,” Trachtenberg revealed to Variety. The director, also known for his work on the pilot episode of The Boys and the criminally underrated 10 Cloverfield Lane, described his particular story as “awesome. I can tell you that it’s awesome.”

“I haven’t really done an episode of a TV show. I’ve stuck to doing pilots and movies, but Stranger Things is a laser into my heart. The Duffer Brothers are incredible, and we have so much in common. With this being the last season and hearing a little bit about what could be an episode I could do, I got excited.”

Vecna - Stranger Things 4.
Vecna – Stranger Things 4. (Pic: Netflix).

“I don’t think Stranger Things falls into a category of television seasons like Game of Thrones where the pilot is cool, slows down, and the last two episodes are the big battle,” Trachtenberg added. “I can tell you, and pointing to other seasons, there is rock and roll throughout the entire season.”

As mentioned earlier, Trachtenberg has read the script he’ll be shooting. David Harbour, meanwhile, recently revealed that while he’d not read the season finale script, said he knew where the show would “net out, and it’s very, very moving, that is the term I will use, that is the one word I will use, moving.” 

Stranger Things stars Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, Gaten Matarazzo, Joe Keery, Natalia Dyer, Maya Hawke, and Charlie Heaton. The first four seasons of Stranger Things are available to stream on Netflix in the UK.

Matt Bailey

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