Stranger Things 5 Resumes Production As Strike Ends

With agreements in place and stalled productions pushing forward with a much-desired pace following months of uncertainty within the entertainment industry, the fifth and final season to Stranger Things is one of many high-profile shows getting back on track. It follows the conclusion of various industry strikes that have dominated headlines in recent months (September 27).

The Duffer Brothers, the creative team behind the series, confirmed production was up and running in an X (formerly Twitter) post (H/T GamesRadar for the original story).  

“We can say, with great pride, that this deal is exceptional – with meaningful gains and protections for writers in every sector of the membership,” the Writers Guild of America shared in an email over the weekend.

Eleven - Stranger Things Season 4.
Eleven – Stranger Things Season 4. (Pic: Netflix).

As the final home stretch approaches for the popular sci-fi show (which debuted on Netflix in July 2016 – how time flies), the writers recently suggested that the lengthy run times the show has become known for would be less “extreme” in the final season. 

Director Dan Trachtenberg revealed that he had read and prepped his “awesome” episode. David Harbour recently reflected on his time with the show. “Now we’re almost nine years from filming the first season, and I think it is time for it to end. But it is, of course, very bittersweet.”

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.

The first four seasons of Stranger Things are available to stream on Netflix. Are you looking forward to the final seasonLet us know your thoughts on what you think Season 5 will deliver.

The Last Of Us showrunners said they would “spring into action” on Season 2 once the strikes were lifted.

Matt Bailey

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