Creators speak about how each episode in Season 4 is long, but episodes seven & nine are like feature-length films. The hype machine has done an outstanding job of bringing fans excited for the upcoming 4th chapter of Stranger Things. Still, season 4 will be the show’s penultimate outing has also led to a specific degree of dynamic reservation. Well, creators Ross Duffer and Matt are here to put those concerns to rest by showing that they have already outlined a whole story for the final season, which in turn allowed them to look at the narrative as a full and push it towards a more satisfying conclusion.
The pandemic had significant ramifications for the entertainment industry, including the production of Stranger Things Season 4 being shut down for months. These uncertainties allowed the authors of the series to finish the scripts. Also, this extra time allowed series creators Ross Duffer and Matt to prepare the outlines for the final season of the Stranger Things, helping in the overall preparation for the finale of the series. With Season 4 debuting this year, we probably shouldn’t expect shooting on Season 5 to start until late this year or maybe 2023.
Matt Duffer expressed to Collider:
“We had all the [Season 4] scripts before we started shooting, so we could look at the whole thing. And we outlined all five. So it is four and five are like of a piece, and this was due to the six-month hiatus that we had due to the pandemic. So we don’t typically have as much time. It usually feels like the train is going down the tracks, and Ross and I and our writers are just throwing down the track as we’re going once we’re halfway through the season. And for the first time, we were able to look at it globally, not just Season 4, but Season 5.”
Production of Stranger Things Season 4 kicked off in early 2020, only to go on break until later that year. The crew and cast members’ overall response to Season 4 was that the season would be the series’ best yet, thanks to more time being allowed to finish the scripts. While having the outlines crafted undoubtedly gives the writing group a substantial headstart on getting that season to life, it is unknown when those scripts will be finished or when production will begin, though surely fans will hope that all of Season 5’s scripts can similarly be completed before the show begins to confirm that the series’ sendoff is as fulfilling as this latest season.
The new season is described:
“It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends is separated for the first time — and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down”.