Stranger Things has been with us since the first season premiered on Netflix in 2016. Now, seven years later, the events of the series have become ingrained in modern pop culture. Naturally, Stranger Things fans are excited for the fifth and final season of the series, which has just received a major update.
The time between seasons has been one of the most disappointing factors for fans of the series. After all, it takes plenty of time, effort, and quality to make each season as epic as possible. In addition to the natural amount of time this requires, however, there have been other delays between the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.
Now, according to Deadline, a major Stranger Things update has been given regarding the production of the show’s fifth season. Fortunately, it looks like Stranger Things Season 5 is finally set to begin production sooner rather than later. This is definitely good news for fans that were fearful of another delay.
Here’s what was shared:
“The gang is returning to Hawkins,” the publication confirms. “After a delay due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, production on the final season of Netflix’s Stranger Things is expected to get underway in early January.”
An official January date is yet to be decided on. “Things are still in flux,” they add, “but multiple sources say Monday, January 8, is a target start date, with January 5 also being mentioned.”
On that note, it does look like the show’s cast are ready for production to begin. “Cast members are believed to already be in Atlanta,” Deadline adds, “where Stranger Things films, for prep work, with table reads also slated for the next couple of weeks before cameras start rolling in the new year.”
Hopefully we’ll have more details regarding the production of the show’s fifth season soon. As for now, this is an exciting update, especially as it looks like the ball is finally rolling. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for additional Stranger Things news as we have it.