Stranger Things Season 5 is finally set to resume production in early January after a seven-month postponement following the SAG-AFTRA strikes. The season is shaping up to be one of the series’ biggest and most cinematic, with Terminator star Linda Hamilton joining the cast.
Director Shawn Levy promises that the season will be “major, major cinematic storytelling” and “as big as any of the biggest movies that we see,” and actor David Harbour has said the ending will be “very, very moving”, so fans can anticipate an emotional finale.
While the exact date filming resumes on the fifth season of Stranger Things is unknown, it has been confirmed to be sometime in January 2024. Based on what we know about the season, there will likely be a time jump and the final climatic battle against Vecna, though details are still scarce.
To tide fans over with the long wait for Season 5, there’s a Stranger Things stageplay coming to London’s West End, which reveals more of the backstories of fan favourites Jim Hopper, Joyce Byers, and antagonist Henry Creel.
The season was previously set to premiere in early 2025 before the SAG-AFTRA strikes. Still, with production having halted for seven months, fans can expect to watch Stranger Things’ finale possibly later than previously expected.
It might just be a good thing that Stranger Things won’t be ending anytime soon — and with what we know about the fifth season, it’s worth the wait to see what comes next.