After a long delay, Stranger Things Season 5 will finally begin filming in January 2024, as we found out this weekend. The actors’ strike has significantly impacted all these ongoing sequels.
Last Friday, the media suggested that the latest installment of the successful Netflix series would go into full production after the holiday season in the United States, around January 2024.
However, Variety’s sources indicate that an official start date has not been set, so it’s unclear when the cameras will begin rolling.
We know when they’ll start filming, but not when it will be released
Even so, the news that Stranger Things Season 5 will be starting soon will be music to the ears of the devoted fans of the series. It is for me, especially since I just watched the end of the fourth season a few weeks ago.
It’s been almost a year and a half since the second part of Stranger Things Season 4 premiered on Netflix—specifically on July 1, 2022—and longtime viewers are eager to see how one of Netflix’s best series will conclude with its fifth and final season.
The writer and actor strikes of 2023 delayed production for much of the year, and script work didn’t resume until late September, after Writers Guild of America writers agreed to terms on a new deal following lengthy negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers.
The Actor’s Guild strike came to an end in mid-November, allowing the filming of movies and ongoing television series to continue.
Even with its filming start date in January 2024, the final season of Stranger Things won’t be ready for release next year. Many months will pass before the filming of Season 5 concludes, and that’s before its considerable post-production phase begins: the editing process, adding visual effects, sound mixing, and much more.
In summary: don’t expect Hawkins’ return to Netflix before early 2025 at the earliest.