Stranger Things season 5 release updates: Will there be another season?

STRANGER THINGS. David Harbour as Jim Hopper in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022
STRANGER THINGS. David Harbour as Jim Hopper in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022 /

Stranger Things season 4 is in full swing now, and ahead of the release of season 4 volume 2, many are wondering what’s next for the Netflix Original. Are these upcoming two episodes it, or will there be more seasons to come? We don’t blame you for wanting to know.

The Netflix powerhouse created by the Duffer Brothers is arguably the most popular show the streaming service has to offer. The nostalgia hits, intriguing storylines, and magnificent characters make the Certified Fresh series a worthwhile endeavor from start to finish.

The extended waiting period between seasons 3 and 4 had fans hungrier than ever for more episodes, and it’s no secret many people would love to see the show never end. However, while it’s disappointing, it will come to a conclusion sooner or later.

Stranger Things season 4 volume 1 debuted on May 27 and fans absolutely loved the seven episodes. They are scary, heartwarming, hilarious, and everything you want out of this show! Volume 2 is now on the horizon, coming to Netflix this Friday, July 1.

While we wait, there is no need to travel into the far reaches of the Upside Down for information about a potential Stranger Things season 5, because we have everything you need to know below!

Is Stranger Things season 4 the last season?

Good news, fans! Stranger Things season 4 is not the last season. Netflix and the Duffers announced in Feb. 2022 that Stranger Things season 5 is in the works. And more recently, the show’s creators have even teased what to expect in the next installment. According to them, we will learn more about the history of the Upside Down and its lore. They also teased there might be a time jump. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next!

Is Stranger Things season 5 the last season?

Although we’re excited to get more episodes of Stranger Things with season 5, the sad news is that it will mark the end of the series. Check out the announcement from the Duffer Brothers below, where they also tease the possibility of spinoffs. It doesn’t look like this universe is going anywhere anytime soon!

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Is Stranger Things season 5 filming?

Stranger Things season 5 has not yet started filming, but that isn’t any reason for concern. The final two episodes of Stranger Things season 4 aren’t even out yet, so we’ll likely have some time before production on the next installment begins.

The interesting thing here is that some of the stars of the show are pretty busy with other acting gigs. For instance, Millie Bobby Brown is set to star in a new Netflix movie called The Electric State, which has not started filming yet. As we previously reported, principal photography on the Russo Brothers film will start this October in Atlanta, Georgia.

Additionally, Finn Wolfhard’s next Ghostbusters movie just got a release date of Dec. 20, 2023. We’ll be curious to see if these other commitments get in the way of Stranger Things season 5.

Stranger Things season 5 release predictions

Get ready for a potentially long wait, everyone. But hopefully not that long. The Duffers revealed that they don’t foresee fans waiting another near-three years for season 5. They said to Variety:

"“Don’t hold us to it, but the gap should be quite a bit shorter this time, due to the fact that we already have an initial outline, and we can’t imagine there will be another six-month forced hiatus.”"

Given this information and how long this show has taken to release new seasons, we predict we won’t see Stranger Things season 5 until sometime in 2024. That said, this is just our theory, and we won’t know anything concrete until Netflix confirms the release date.

Filming for season 4 was slated to begin in January 2020, and when a teaser was released, the Duffer Brothers confirmed filming had begun. However, in March 2020, production was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Filming resumed in September 2020, but it wasn’t until May 2022 when we got new episodes of season 4. Of course, this was an unusual process and the Duffers don’t see this happening again.

Keep following Netflix Life for more updates as they come out about the Stranger Things season 5 release date and more.

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FanSided Staff contributed to this report.