‘Stranger Things Season 5 on Netflix: Everything We Know So Far. We will closely follow everything you need to know about the fifth and final season of Stranger Things on Netflix.
It only took three years, but the wait for the fourth season of Stranger Things was worth it. Hopefully, we won’t be expecting a similar wait for the highly anticipated fifth and final season of Netflix’s flagship series. With the renewal already confirmed and production expected to begin sometime in 2022, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the fifth and final season of Stranger Things on Netflix.
Since its introduction in July 2016, Stranger Things has been Netflix’s flagship series. Each season has gone from strength to strength, growing more and more in popularity with each new release. With the show ending with season 5, it’s the beginning of the end for Stranger Things on Netflix.
If three years was too long a wait for some subscribers, the numbers don’t agree with them. During the first week of Season 4 Volume 1 arriving on Netflix, a Nielsen streaming record was broken when 7.2 billion minutes of the series were watched between May 30 and June 5, 2022. The demand for the show was so high on the release of volume 2 that some Netflix users experienced brief glitches as subscribers rushed to consume the epic conclusion to season 4.
Stranger Things Season 5 Netflix Renewal Status
Official Netflix Renewal Status: Renewed (Last Updated: 02/07/2022)
We learned ahead of time that Netflix had already renewed Stranger Things for a fifth and final season. It’s a no-brainer that Netflix would be renewing its most popular TV show.
Prior to the production of season 4, the Duffer Brothers were unsure about the number of seasons it would take to tell the full story of Stranger Things.
We don’t actually know. I think, you know, four to five seasons is likely where we’ll end up, but who knows? I mean, none of this is official, and we know where we want to go. We’re trying to figure out still how long it’ll take to get there, so we’ll see.
“It’s hard like four seems short, five seems long. So I don’t know what to do.”
The Duffer brothers weren’t sure before, but now it’s all confirmed, that the fifth season of Stranger Things will be the last.
What to expect from Stranger Things season 5?
Welcome to Hell, Hawkins, Indiana
Despite their best efforts, Vecna aka Henry aka 001 was successful in carrying out his plan to tear open a giant gate between the Upside Down and the real world. Dozens of people died in the ensuing chaos, and residents are leaving en masse to escape from any further potential danger.
Thanks to the giant smoke plumes being emitted from the giant gates, the particles falling all around Hawkins will result in any and all plant life decaying at a rapid rate. Soon the real-world Hawkins will emulate the look of Hawkins from Upside Down as Vecna’s vision for his “beautiful” new world begins to take shape.
As Hawkins falls deeper and deeper into chaos expect to see a large military presence surrounding the town, with only very few residents and our heroes staying behind to keep fighting Vecna.
Vecna’s Return / 001 vs 011
Vecna came very close to being killed by Nancy, Steve, and Robin, but was able to escape before anyone could land a killing blow. It is unclear how injured he is and how long it takes him to recover from multiple shotgun blasts and Molotov cocktails. Once he fully recovers, we look forward to seeing Vecna unleash his true powers on Hawkins and unleash the monster hordes of the Upside Down.
The only person capable of fighting Vecna one on one is Eleven, and she barely survived her second encounter with him. There’s no denying that Eleven’s strength is enormous, but more than likely we’ve barely scratched the surface of what his true potential is. If Eleven wants to defeat Vecna, he will have to practice and perfect his powers.
Hawkins to be Quarantined?
Given the danger the gates pose not only to Hawkins but to the rest of the world, the military may declare martial law in the area and potentially quarantine Hawkins. We can expect to see a heavy military presence, especially if Demogorgons and other monstrosities start to emerge from the gates.
Sadly, for the people of Hawkins, those who can’t get out of town before quarantine begins may be left to fend for themselves as the military wages war against the forces of the Upside Down.
What will happen to the gates?
If Vecna is successfully defeated by Eleven, this does not guarantee that the gates to the Upside Down will be closed. In fact, it may require Eleven to replicate what she did with the door under Hawkin’s lab in season two and forcefully close it herself. That first gate was great but it pales in comparison to what Vecna has done to Hawkins. Not only will it take every ounce of Eleven’s power, but closing the gates may require Eleven to sacrifice herself.
Will Max wake up?
Max’s death resulted in Vecna’s plan coming to fruition, but unexpectedly Eleven was able to bring Max back to life. Between dying, having her limbs broken, and potentially going blind, it’s no wonder Max is in a coma. We hope Max wakes up, but what condition he’ll be in remains to be seen.
If Max wakes up and is fully healed, Eleven has the power to bring people back to life. The consequences of such power are yet to be explored, but with some potential deaths on the way in Season 5, Eleven will be needed more than ever.
Who is in the cast of Stranger Things season 5?
We expect all of the following actors to return in Season 5 of Stranger Things:
|Eleven / Jane Hopper||Millie Bobby-Brown|
|Peter / 001 / Henry / Vecna||Jamie Campbell Bower|
|Mike Wheeler||Finn Wolfhard|
|Dustin Henderson||Gaten Matarazzo|
|Lucas Sinclair||Caleb McLaughlin|
|Will Byers||Noach Schnapp|
|Joyce Byers||Winona Ryder|
|Jonathan Byers||Charlie Heaton|
|Jim Hopper||David Harbour|
|Max Mayfield||Sadie Sink|
|Nancy Wheeler||Natalia Dyer|
|Steve Harington||Joe Keery|
|Robin Buckley||Maya Hawke|
|Erica Sinclair||Pirah Ferguson|
|Karen Wheeler||Cara Buono|
|Ted Wheeler||Joe Chrest|