Stranger Issues—which premiered in the summertime of 2016, and final dropped new episodes on Netflix in July 2022—will finish its blockbuster run with a fifth season that’s not coming anytime soon. Through the years, we’ve seen the younger solid develop up in actual time, one thing the group behind the sequence has clearly considered.
However with the SAG-AFTRA strike continuing, followers have begun to marvel if perhaps the ultimate season will likely be even more delayed, just because the solid could have bodily aged out of no matter storyline Stranger Issues has deliberate. Even the youngest among the many core solid—Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp, who had been tweens when the primary season aired—will likely be effectively previous high-school commencement age by the point season 5 is projected to reach.
Speaking with Variety, Stranger Issues government producer and director Shawn Levy admitted “this passage of time is unquestionably not serving to,” however he sounded optimistic concerning the present’s skill to rise to the problem with out doing tons of rewrites. “Our hair and make-up and wardrobe division are fairly distinctive, utilizing costumes and wigs and make-up,” he stated. “The ’80s are additionally our buddies in returning these younger grownup actors to their iconic Hawkins characters. So we’re going to make use of all of the all of the instruments obtainable to us. And I do know our solid is as wanting to get again to work as the remainder of us.”
Stranger Issues is considered one of Netflix’s big-ticket properties, and whereas Levy was hesitant to touch upon the present’s function within the ongoing strike talks, he did say he thinks everybody on the streamer “is hungry to make the subsequent season.” Nonetheless, he added, “None of that may occur except there’s a honest and equitable deal made. I’m saying a small prayer that I’ll already be again at work as soon as this piece runs.”
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