The final season of Stranger Things is currently on hiatus due to the strike by the Writers Guild (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA), who are fighting for fair deals with Hollywood studios and streamers.
Last May and prior to the start of the WGA strike, the co-creators of the series, the Duffer Brothersannounced that they had begun writing the script for the final season, but that they would not start filming until the strike ended: “We hope that a fair agreement is reached soon so that we can all return to work. Until then, over and out.”
Things got a little more complicated with the SAG strike that went into effect on July 14, 2023, marking the first time in 60 years that both unions were on strike at the same time.
While we continue to wait for a resolution from studios and unions, some news arises regarding Stranger Things 5the final season of the popular original series of Netflix.
In an extensive report by Variety, it is said that the story of the last season, the character of Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) will become the center of the plot, perhaps thus closing the cycle that started it all. After all, it was the disappearance of little Will that caused chaos in Hawkins in the first season.
In season four, Will regained some of the limelight, steering the story toward its imminent conclusion. The note comments thatThe Duffers wanted to prepare Schnapp for what awaits his character in season five”:
“Will once again takes center stage in the 5”dice Ross Duffer. “This emotional arc for him is what we feel will hopefully tie the whole series together. Will is used to being the young one, the introvert, the one being protected. So part of the journey for him, it’s not just sexuality, it’s Will becoming a young man.”
Schnapp was supposed to film season 5 over the summer, until the writers’ strike changed plans.
It was previously revealed that Dan Trachtenberg (Prey y 10 Cloverfield Lane), will be heading to the Upside Down as the director of one of the episodes. The great signing of Linda Hamilton (Terminator) without revealing the details about his character. Will it be to help in the fight against Vecna or will he be on the opposite side?
And for all the fans of the series who are regretting the end of it, we remind you that in recent months, Netflix and the Duffer Brothers announced that they will be expanding the world of Stranger Things with an animated spinoff series.