The citizens of Hawkins are one step closer to their final battle as script writing for the fifth and final season of Stranger Things has finally begun.
The official Twitter account for the show’s writers’ room, @StrangerWriters, announced the news on Tuesday. In a tweet captioned “Day 1,” the account posted a picture of a whiteboard emblazoned with the logo for the final season.
Season 4 of The Duffer Brothers’ nostalgic sci-fi series ended on a cliffhanger, with the season’s villain Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower) temporarily defeated. However, it seems like he’s managed to merge the Upside Down and Hawkins before slipping away though. The final season will presumably see the large ensemble cast fight to protect the sleepy town and destroy the Upside Down once and for all.
While season 5 marks the end of Stranger Things, there’s still plenty to look forward to in the series’ universe. The Duffer Brothers have formed their own company, Upside Down Pictures, and have inked an overall deal with Netflix with a full slate of projects – including a live-action Stranger Things spin-off series.
Teasing what fans can expect from season 5, Matt Duffer said, “Characters are already going to be in action, they’re already going to have a goal and a drive, and I think that’s going to carve out at least a couple hours and make this season feel really different,”
“I’m sure the wrap-up will be a lot longer, it’s going to be ‘Return of the King’-ish with, like, eight endings.”