Stranger Things is in production for its fifth and final season, here are all the details

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The brilliant minds behind Netflix’s Stranger Things are essentially geniuses in how to build anticipation given the huge gap between seasons, but we can confirm the series is in production for its fifth and final season.

Despite Stranger Things heartbreaking season four finale which aired May 27, 2022, its Executive Producer Shawn Levy revealed there would be “lots of tears” in the upcoming season.

In the lead up to the fifth season, we’ve gathered everything fans need to know about the final Stranger Things season including premiere date, cast and spoilers.

Robin and Steve are back with their shenanigans for season five.

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Stranger Things season five release date:

Prior to the writers strikes, the Duffer Brothers affirmed fans there would be a shorter waiting time than previous seasons three and four which was roughly three years apart.

“The gap should be quite a bit shorter this time, due to the fact that we already have an initial outline, and we can’t imagine there will be another six-month forced hiatus,” naively told Variety in mid-2022.

Protagonist Finn Wolfhard also revealed to GQ that the series would most likely return in early 2025. However, as a result of the countless delays and demanding visual effects, its likely Stranger Things season five won’t hit screens until mid-2025 or early 2026.

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Who is the cast for Stranger Things in season five?

Most of the main characters survived season four and were present in the finale. Therefore, it is safe to assume that majority of the cast will return to their Stranger Things characters for season five. Including Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Gaten Mattarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Caleb MacLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), David Harbour (Jim Hopper), Natalie Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers), Joe Keery (Steve Harrington), Maya Hawke (Robin Buckley) and Noah Schnapp (Will Byers).

Sadie Sink is in the right hand corner. What role will she play in season five?

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However, the biggest question circulating the Stranger Things fandom, is whether or not Sadie Sink will reprise her character as Max Mayfield. After a traumatic season four volume two finale, Max was blinded, and her body left broken after an attack from Vecna – now she lays in a coma she may never wake up from.

Netflix shared a black and white photo of the cast (above), with Sadie sitting in the bottom right corner. Is this a potential season five spoiler?

“THIS IS A CODE RED🚨 STRANGER THINGS 5 production has officially begun!!!,” the caption read.

Sadly, fans bid farewell to Eddie Munson, played by Joseph Quinn, in one of the final episodes.

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What is the plot for Stranger Things season five?

Following on from the season four finale, the gang’s final adventure may be their biggest and scariest yet as they attempt to defeat Vecna.

The Duffer Brothers revealed to Collider that the last season will primarily be set in Hawkins and the Upside Down, as opposed to season four which jumped across the world from California, Russia, and Indiana.

“This season – it’s like season one on steroids,” Matt Duffer told The Guardian. “It’s the biggest it’s ever been in terms of scale.”

Matt added the final season will be reminiscent for fans as “the boys and Eleven [will be] interacting more in line with how it was in season one.”

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