In the wake of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes being resolved, Deadline reports this afternoon that filming on “Stranger Things 5” is finally kicking off in a matter of weeks.
“Things are still in flux but according to multiple sources, Monday, January 8 is a target start date, with January 5 also being mentioned,” Deadline notes in their report.
“Stranger Things 5” will be the FINAL season of Netflix‘s hit series, and Netflix recently announced during their TUDUM event that Terminator icon Linda Hamilton will star.
The director behind last year’s Hulu hit Prey, Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) is headed to the Upside Down to direct an episode of “Stranger Things 5,” we also learned.
The Season 4 finale set the stage for a final season that will bring the action entirely back to Hawkins, with the rift between Hawkins and the Upside Down now completely opened up by the monster behind it all, Vecna. When can you expect Season 5 to premiere? Likely 2025.
Of course, just because the main series is coming to an end doesn’t mean future “Stranger Things” projects aren’t on the way. Could we be seeing spinoff shows in the future?
The Duffer Brothers tease, “There are still many more exciting stories to tell within the world of Stranger Things; new mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes.”
For starters, an animated series has already been confirmed.