Stranger Things’ final chapter is finally under work! The writing process has commenced for the fifth and final season of the Netflix hit Stranger Things. The show’s writers have recently taken to social media and updated fans that they’re back to work with an Aug. 2 tweet reading, “Day 1.”
The tweet was accompanied by a dry-erase board with the Stranger Things title on top of a big number five. Stranger Things season 4 left fans on a cliffhanger as Vecna, played by Jamie Campbell Bower, had succeeded in merging the Upside Down with their Indiana hometown. In the season four finale, Will aka Noah Schnapp confirmed that he and Vecna are still connected after they were linked to each other in season two.
However, the show’s creators and showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer said in a statement this past February that they were going to wrap up the series with its fifth season. They shared, “There are still many more exciting stories to tell within the world of Stranger Things: new mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes.”
Moreover, the brothers began a production company called Upside Down Pictures and agreed to a new deal with Netflix for future projects. Among the projects in the works include a live-action Stranger Things spinoff, and a stage play using the universe in the series for the topic matter. Kate Trefry will pen the play while director Stephen Daldry and producer Sonia Friedman are also involved with the upcoming project.
The Duffer brothers told Deadline that they intend to ‘stick the landing’ with the last 20 minutes they have planned for the fifth season. Matt Duffer said to the outlet, “Characters are already going to be in action, they’re already going to have a goal and a drive, and I think that’s going to carve out at least a couple hours and make this season feel really different.”
Stranger Things writer went on to say, “I’m sure the wrap-up will be a lot longer, it’s going to be Return of the King-ish with, like, eight endings.” The show’s fourth season garnered 1.352 billion hours watched in its initial 28 days, setting an English-language record for Netflix, as last fall’s Korean sensation Squid Game garnered 1.65 billion hours viewed over its initial 28-day span.