After so many ups and downs, tons of deaths and so many jump scares, Stranger Things Season 5 is going to end this beautiful saga once and for all, so here’s everything that we knows so far.
The gang is all set to have one final showdown to save Hawkins and the world. The Duffer Brothers, who are the creators of this popular show has confirmed that there is still a lot of ground left to cover, which will be showcased in the fifth season.
So it becomes important to know about it’s plot, release date, new characters and big changes.
The Possibilities And Changes In Stranger Things Season 5
We knows that there’s a lot to discover in this saga and we will indeed get a lot of big changes in the fifth season. In fact, we’ve already got an official announcement directly from the Netflix itself.
According to the official announcement, Netflix has revealed the title of the final season’s first episode: “The Crawl.” According to us, this title could be a hint that the gang will go on an adventure to save Max. Also the Duffer Brothers has teased that Max being in a coma will be “incredibly relevant” to the fifth season.
The second big change is regarding the length of the fifth season. Matt and Ross Duffer said they don’t expect season five to be as long because there won’t be the same amount of build-up at the start, and the story will be largely contained to Hawkins.
Then comes a change related to the time. Yes, you are guessing it right, we are moving towards a time jump in Stranger Things Season 5.
Ross Duffer told to the TV Line:-I’m sure we will do a time jump at the start of season five, if only because the young actors will have once again gotten visibly older.
Now it would be great to watch the concept of the time jump in the fifth season, however, it may open multiple new plots for future spinoffs about which we will be talking later in this article.
The next big change is none other then some “big reveals” which will create a hype among the fans. Ross Duffer has told the Variety, “The big reveals that are coming in season five are really about the Upside Down itself, the answers to what the Upside Down actually is will be a “core” to season five.“
Also the official team has teased that the ending of the fifth season is “very moving” and might make a big impact on the future of this absolute saga. So all these changes will make the Stranger Things Season 5 a “best one” so far.
Stranger Things Season 5 New Release Date
Now we have some really solid updates, but one of them might disappoint you as well. We knows that there was a large gap between the third and fourth season, but luckily this time, it is not going to be the case.
Both the studio and the directors has officially confirmed that they are trying to bring us the Stranger Things Season 5 really very soon, however no exact release window is released by them.
We knows that the cast is getting older by the day and they still need to be seen as teenagers despite hitting their 20s and 30s, which means they will have to enter into the filming state as soon as possible.
But here is a twist, both Netflix and The Duffer Brothers are trying to start it’s filming sooner rather then later, but the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike is the only hurdle which can cause a delay.
The strike begun in July 2023 and it doesn’t seems like it is going to end early. Almost every sphere of the Hollywood is affected by the strike, but it is going to be a long journey until it ends.
Unfortunately, In May, Matt and Ross Duffer shared their support of the writers strike and confirmed that production on season five will not begin until it is over and hence, indicating towards a delay.
His tweet reads:-Duffers here. Writing does not stop when filming begins. While we’re excited to start production with our amazing cast and crew, it is not possible during this strike. We hope a fair deal is reached soon so we can all get back to work. Until then — over and out. #wgastrong
So it clearly means that we might have to wait a bit longer for the fifth season, however, if rumors to be believed then Stranger Things Season 5 will still manage to release by the end of 2025 for sure.
The reason behind this is the pre-production and preparation state which was under very active development since 2022, but there is still a plenty amount of work left before going into filming.
So expecting Stranger Things Season 5 at the end of 2025 (at the earliest) will not be a lie for sure.
Stranger Things Season 5 Official Cast
The next big thing about which you might wonder is the casting of the fifth season. The best part is that almost everyone is returning back to play their respective characters in the finale.
But there are going to be some new faces in the season finale, after all we want a perfect conclusion for this epic saga. News got leaked that Linda Hamilton, The Terminator star, is set to join the cast.
Exactly what role will she get is still hidden. Is she Team Vecna or Team Eleven? We’ll have to wait to see what side of the battle will she land in.
Also actor Joseph Quinn is finding a way to return in the fifth season. He believes that there is some kind of door which can bring his character back in action.
Joseph Quinn told The Radio Times:Maybe I’d be, like, a figment of [Dustin’s] imagination or something. Like, if there could be some kind of room for something like that, something a bit supernatural. I believes that I am returning.
Only time will tell about his return in the Stranger Things Season 5 but the rest of the official confirmed cast includes the group of our adults and parents gang :-
- David Harbour as Jim Hopper
- Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers
- Brett Gelman as Murray
- Tom Wlaschiha as Dmitri
Then in the kid’s group we have :-
- Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven
- Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler
- Noah Schnapp as Will Byers
- Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair
- Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson
- Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield
- Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair
And finally the rest of the babysitter’s club includes :-
- Joe Keery as Steve Harrington
- Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley
- Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler
- Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers
- Eduardo Franco as Argyle
Stranger Things 5 Spinoff Shows !!
Now as soon as we hears something related to the end of any proven saga, it’s spinoffs comes in our mind. So the question arise, “Will there be any spinoff show?“
So the quick answer is “YES“, there are some talks going inside the studio to move forward with a spinoff show or maybe a movie after Stranger Things Season 5. The best part of all these talks is that it has been hinted by none other then “The Duffer Brothers” themselves.
They said:-There are still many more exciting stories to tell within the world of Stranger Things; new mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes.
And that’s not all, in an interview with Variet, they even claimed the fact that Finn Wolfhard will be the one behind all these spinoffs.
In an interview, Duffer Brothers said:-He wasn’t spitballing, he just went, ‘I think this would be a cool spin-off,'” Ross said. “And we were, ‘How in the world…
So the sources went straight to Finn Wolfhard for taking his views upon it, and surprisingly, he said, “I think if it was in 10 years or something like that, and there was a movie or a limited series, I think that’d be kind of cool.”
So in short, we can now safely assume that something is going to happen with this saga, and it won’t over after season 5. We will definitely be getting a movie or a spinoff, but when, nobody knows.
Time will tell more about Stranger Things Season 5 and it’s future. We will update you as soon as we gets something exciting, so make sure to stick around with Movie World Network to stay up to date. Till that, stay safe, peace out !!