In the same interview with the Guardian, Matt and Ross Duffer divulged some interesting details about “Stranger Things” Season 5, which was supposed to begin filming in June. The season’s principal photography phase was delayed for several months by this year’s WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, though, and is now expected to begin in January. Fortunately, it sounds like the season may turn out to be worth the wait.
“It’s like Season 1 on steroids,” Matt Duffer teased. “It’s the biggest it’s ever been in terms of scale, but it has been really fun because everyone’s back together in Hawkins.” Duffer added that the show’s remaining episodes will feature more interactions between Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and her Hawkins-based friends. That should come as welcome news to all the fans who were disappointed by how the series’ characters were separated for the majority of “Stranger Things” Season 4.
Duffer additionally confirmed that the show’s finale will wrap up certain storylines and also leave the door open for future projects set in the “Stranger Things” universe, teasing, “Yes, there may be spin-offs, but the story of Eleven and Dustin and Lucas and Hopper, their stories are done here.” Fans will have to wait to see how “Stranger Things” ultimately says goodbye to its most beloved characters, but if the conclusion of its fourth season is any indication, not all of them may meet happy fates.
As concerning as that possibility is to consider, Matt Duffer seems confident that the “Stranger Things” creative team has found the right ending for the show. “It was funny: once we got there, it just felt right,” he revealed. Hopefully, fans will feel the same way.