Fans who just finished Season 4 of Stranger Things are eager to hear what happened in Season 5, and thanks to some new interviews after the finale, we’ve got a lot of info we’re used to. This new installment of Stranger Things Season 5 information comes directly from the show’s creators themselves, the Duffer Brothers, who spoke to happy sad confused Podcast (via wrap) about plans for Season 5 and what they can share so far.
These are some of the headlines. In final length:
“I expect the finale to be at least two hours,” Matt Dover said.
About the total length of the season:
“The only reason we don’t expect it to be that long is because if you look at it, you’ll find about two hours before our kids are really drawn into a supernatural mystery,” Matt said. “You get to know them, see them in their lives, what they’re struggling with, adjusting to high school etc. Steve tries to find a date, all that. Obviously none of that will happen in the first two episodes of [Season 5].
Regarding speed, given the imminent threat:
“For the first time ever, we’re not wrapping things up at the end of 4, and so it’s going to move. I don’t know it’s going to go 100mph at the start of 5, but it’s going to be moving really fast,” Matt said. And I think that’s going to take at least two hours and make this season really feel different. I’m sure the synopsis will be much longer, it will be “The Return of the King” with eight like endings. “
In addition to this information, they say the series will return to Hawkins alone as the main location, a difference from Season 4 where the characters have also been in Russia, Nevada and California at times. They also say that while most of season five is still “foggy” as writing begins in August, the last 30 minutes of the series are already clear in their minds. Elsewhere, he was said to be a very special character in Season 5, more so than in the past few seasons as the one with a direct connection to Vecna.
Finally they conclude by saying… all of this can change. They said they originally planned that season four would probably be eight hour episodes, and instead we got nine 90-minute episodes and one 2.5-hour episode “so I wouldn’t trust a word that comes out of my mouth,” Matt Dover said.
No release date has been set yet, but 2024 seems to be the best guess at the moment. stay tuned