The Netflix “Stranger Things” writing team posted an image on its official Twitter account yesterday, confirming that writing had literally just begun on the next, and final season of the most viewed English-language series on Netflix.
Back in February, showrunners the Duffer Brothers announced that Season 5 would be the final season of Netflix’s retro horror-thriller series. “There are still many more exciting stories to tell within the world of Stranger Things: new mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes,” they wrote. “But first we hope you stay with us as we finish this tale.”
Speaking with Deadline, the Duffers commented that “a major goal with Season 5 is to ‘stick the landing’ with the final 20 minutes they have already mapped out” and their pitch for the final season is said to have “primed the tear ducts of Netflix executives.”
And whilst this will be the last season of the already cult TV show, fans of the show still have plenty to rejoice about as the Duffer Brothers have so much in the pipeline long after Stranger Things ends.
They recently established their Upside Down Pictures banner, hiring Hilary Leavitt (“Orphan Black”, “Ozark”) to run the company, and signing an overall deal with Netflix for a whole host of projects:
– An all-new live-action television adaptation of the renowned Japanese manga and anime series “Death Note”
– An original series from creators Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews (Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance)
– A series adaptation of Stephen King and Peter Straub‘s “The Talisman” alongside Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and Paramount Television to be created by Curtis Gwinn
– A new stage play set within the world and mythology of “Stranger Things”, produced by prolific and multi-award-winning producers Sonia Friedman, Stephen Daldry (The Crown, Billy Elliot, The Reader), and Netflix. Daldry will also direct. 21 Laps serves as Associate Producer.
– A live-action “Stranger Things” spin-off series based on an original idea by The Duffer Brothers, with Upside Down and 21 Laps producing.
“Stranger Things” Season 4 was the biggest premiere weekend ever for an English-language TV show on Netflix with 286.79 Million hours viewed, hitting #1 on the Top 10 lists in 91 countries, a first for an English TV series. It also became the most viewed season of English-language TV in a single week on Netflix with a staggering 335.01M hours viewed and entered the Most Popular list at #3 with 621.80M hours viewed just 10 days after its premiere, setting yet another record as the fastest English-language series to break into the Most Popular list.