After a bit of a wait due to some writer-related hiccups, the much-loved Stranger Things is officially back on track for its fifth and final season. Netflix recently shared a cool snapshot of the cast, signaling the start of production, and we’re all buzzing with excitement!
Even though the snapshot didn’t spill any juicy details about what’s in store for us in the upcoming season, it’s still a major deal for the show that kicked off back in 2016. It’s been quite the ride, hasn’t it?
In case you’re wondering who made it to the cast photo party, here’s the star-studded lineup: Noah Schnapp, Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Cara Buono, Joe Keery, Amybeth McNulty, Charlie Heaton, Brett Gelman, Maya Hawke, Natalia Dyer, Jamie Campbell Bower, Priah Ferguson, Linda Hamilton, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Ross Duffer, Matt Duffer, Finn Wolfhard, and Sadie Sink. Yep, that’s a whole bunch of talented folks ready to dive back into the Stranger Things universe! Can’t wait to see what they have in store for us this time.
Yes, in case you were unaware, Linda Hamilton, who plays the role of The Terminator, became a member of the cast in June of 2023, and this is the first time we have seen her alongside the other members of the crew. To this day, however, we have no information whatsoever regarding her personality.
Additionally, Netflix has disclosed that the very first lines of the script for Season 5 have been published, as well as the fact that the title of the first episode will be “Chapter One: The Crawl.”
As was noted earlier, the production of the fifth and final season of Stranger Things was supposed to begin the previous year; however, the writers’ strike came everything to a halt so that it could not begin.
Duffers here. Writing does not stop when filming begins. While we’re excited to start production with our amazing cast and crew, it is not possible during this strike. We hope a fair deal is reached soon so we can all get back to work. Until then — over and out. #wgastrong
— stranger writers (@strangerwriters) May 6, 2023
So, there’s this whole situation where shows and movies are getting caught up in a writers’ strike that started on May 2. The Writers Guild of America is in a bit of a tiff with studios and streaming services because they can’t agree on some important stuff. The writers want more money for their work in this streaming era, some changes in how they get paid, a guaranteed minimum number of weeks for each show, protection from using fancy AI in making shows, and probably a few more things.
Now, the Marvel’s Blade show got hit by this strike, and things are a bit shaky for it. On the other hand, The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power is pushing ahead with Season 2, but there’s a twist – the main people in charge of the show (the showrunners) won’t be around. So, if there’s a need for some last-minute changes or rewrites, it might cause a bit of a hiccup. Let’s hope they figure this out soon!