After months–years–of delays, stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and the writers’ and actors’ strikes, production on season 5 of Stranger Things is officially underway. Announced today by press release from Netflix, the news was accompanied by a photo various creatives involved in the series.


STRANGER THINGS. (L to R) 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 of STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix © 2024


As previously announced, season 5 will be the final installment of the epic tale of the residents of Hawkins, Indiana, and the children and young adults wrapped up in the battle of the onslaught of the Upside Down. While we don’t know yet when the new season will debut, the first episode’s title, “Chapter One: The Crawl,” was revealed in November 2022. What’s more, last June, it was announced that Linda Hamilton of Terminator fame will appear in this new season.