Stranger Things season 5 is not coming to Netflix in January 2023

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 /

We’ve officially entered a new year, which means new movies and shows to geek out over. Netflix had a particularly big year in 2022 with the likes of Stranger Things and Bridgerton returning, and we’re expecting 2023 to be another exciting one for the platform. As we get ready for new seasons of You, Outer Banks, Shadow and Bone, and more this year, many might be wondering about the shows not yet confirmed for 2023. One of those would be Stranger Things, which we know is coming back for season 5. But when exactly?

Well, unfortunately we don’t have a release date for Stranger Things season 5, though we can absolutely count out January 2023 as a possibility. We’re here to confirm the new season will not be hitting Netflix this month, plus all the important updates about the show.

When is Stranger Things season 5 coming to Netflix?

Sadly, while we’re here to confirm Stranger Things season 5 won’t be released in January 2023, we also can pretty confidently say it won’t come out in 2023 at all. I know, it’s sad. That’s because a show this big takes a long time to produce, plus the stars are all booked and busy with other projects. The good news is, according to a report from What’s On Netflix in early December, the show might be looking at a May 2023 filming start.

Unlike Stranger Things season 4, the fifth season shouldn’t be interrupted by COVID-19 concerns, so it’s pretty likely we’ll see the final season sometime in 2024. Netflix could be eyeing another summer release, as the fourth season did so well in May and July of this year.

Stranger Things star David Harbour told GQ he suspects Stranger Things season 5 will come out in mid-2024, and that seems like a pretty solid prediction at this time. As always, we’ll keep you updated on all the latest regarding Netflix’s biggest show to date.

What’s coming to Netflix in January 2023?

Just because Stranger Things won’t return in January 2023, however, doesn’t mean it won’t be a solid month. Shows to look out for coming to Netflix this month include That ’90s Show, Ginny and Georgia season 2, Vikings: Valhalla season 2, and more. There will also be exciting movies such as The Pale Blue Eye starring Christian Bale and You People starring Jonah Hill, Lauren London, and Eddie Murphy.

Though we shouldn’t expect Stranger Things to return in 2023, we just know it’ll still be an awesome year for TV shows.

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