The eagerly anticipated fifth and final season of Stranger Things is in development. Fans of the popular Netflix series have been eagerly awaiting updates on Stranger Things 5. Unfortunately, the progress of this extensive production was initially hindered earlier this year due to strikes involving both writers and actors. With the resolution of these strikes, Hollywood is gearing up to resume work, and indications suggest that Stranger Things could be among the first projects to commence filming.
David Harbour, known for his role as Jim Hopper in Stranger Things, discussed the upcoming season during the Box Lunch Holiday Gala for Feeding America on Thursday night with ComicBook.com. In response to inquiries about Stranger Things 5, Harbour not only mentioned his imminent return to work next week but also confidently asserted that the team is poised to “knock it out of the park” in the final season.
“I’m gonna just make a bold statement,” Harbour began. “Each year, it feels like the show’s getting bigger and bigger and more exciting. And we have a real responsibility to knock it out of the park in the final season. So if we don’t, give me all of your fan rage. Write the petitions. Go ahead, do it. Because I’m going down there next week to start and I’m going to pour my whole heart into this thing. I’ve read some of the scripts and in my mind, they’re stunningly beautiful. It’s time. We’re going to knock it out of the park. We’re going to deliver you the finale that you need, that you want, that I want.”
The concluding episode of Stranger Things Season 4 concluded with the portal between our reality and the Upside Down manifesting in the heart of Hawkins, Indiana. This development sets the stage for a conflict between the town’s inhabitants and the malevolent forces led by Vecna.
Stranger Things Prequel On the Way
While Stranger Things 5 may be on the horizon, a new chapter in the Upside Down saga is unfolding in the meantime. Stranger Things: The First Shadow, a stage play scheduled to debut in London’s West End, delves into a narrative set well before Will Byers’ disappearance and the advent of Eleven.
The latest Stranger Things project is a prequel situated in Hawkins, Indiana, during the late 1950s, recounting the introduction of Henry Creel. Among the key figures in this production are youthful renditions of Hopper, Joyce, and Bob, central characters from the show.
“We are beyond excited about Stranger Things: The First Shadow,” stated Matt and Ross Duffer. “Collaborating with the brilliant Stephen Daldry has been nothing short of inspiring, and Kate Trefry has written a play that is at turns surprising, scary, and heartfelt. You will meet endearing new characters, as well as very familiar ones, on a journey into the past that sets the groundwork for the future of Stranger Things. We’re dying to tell you more about the story but won’t – it’s more fun to discover it for yourself. Can’t wait to see you nerds in London!”
“The world and mythology of Stranger Things has enabled a rich and fertile ground for creating an incredible story for the stage,” Sonia Friedman added. “The Duffer Brothers have built a huge global following for good reason, and a world-class creative team has built on their boundless imagination to dream up an unbelievably exciting theatrical event for our audiences. Set within the canon of Stranger Things, this new play opens in London, with the West End hosting the only place in the world to experience this new story – for now. I’m thrilled to reunite with my visionary long-term collaborator Stephen Daldry. Together, with our brilliant Netflix partners, we can’t wait to welcome Stranger Things fans into the theatre, and theatregoers into the realm of Stranger Things.”