Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer published an open letter regarding the future of the show in February. In the letter, they addressed the fans and revealed that season 4 will mark the “beginning of the end.”
They wrote that season 4 would be the penultimate season and season 5 will wrap up the characters first introduced in season 1. According to the letter, the Duffer brothers have planned to run the show for 4 or 5 seasons per story arc. The letter also revealed that the story arc with Eleven, Mike, Will, and Hopper—will end after Season 5.
However, the letter didn’t mention that it will be the end of Stranger Things and it seems like this will be the start of a new story arc with new characters.
In this case, season 5 will be the last episode with your beloved characters but the filming of this season has not begun and its release date is still not fixed. Talking more about season 5, the Duffers’ brothers have said that they haven’t fixed the date to shoot it yet. The brothers said that they planned to shoot season 4 and season 5 back-to-back but as the size of season 4 was quite big, this schedule proved impossible.
Well, another good news for the fans was revealed by Netflix when they said that the season will be released as a “binge model” that suggests the episodes will not appear weekly. The makers are hoping for a late 2023 air date but nothing is certain at this moment.
Talking more about this season, the brothers have said that season 5 will explore the origins of the Upside Down and it will also explore the physics of the world. It will also answer why the world appears trapped in a specific moment in time and what the pecking order of the monsters who inhabit the realm is.