A slow trickle of Stranger Things news has been coming out in recent months, with behind-the-scenes updates on the writing team’s progress. We’ve now learned when Netflix is looking to start filming for Strange things season 5.
Up to this point, it was expected that production on the fifth season would not begin until 2023, with David Harbor (who plays Hopper) saying GQ Magazine:
“I think we are going to [shoot] next year. They’re finishing writing it this year, and they need to prepare and stuff, so I hope it’s this year. But I think that’s the plan. So it would probably be out in the middle of 2024, based on our track record.”
Production Weekly Issue 1326released on December 1, it now confirms that Netflix is currently looking to film season 5 starting in “mid-May 2023.”
That matches Netflix’s conclusion. The Electric State filming (which will feature Millie Bobby Brown), which is due to wrap up in mid-April 2023.
No completion dates were provided, but previous seasons (excluding season 4) have taken approximately 5-6 months in production.
The production schedule also states that the series will continue filming in Atlanta, Georgia, as in previous seasons. PW lists that production will take place in EUE Studies/Screen Gems Atlanta Studio, which has been home to Strange things since season 1. The 33-acre Atlanta studio complex features 11 stages and was the first full-service production studio campus to open in Atlanta.
As a reminder, production dates are highly subject to change.
As of this writing, the writers are hard at work on season five, which will have a slightly reduced episode count compared to season 4 reduced from 9 to 8.
As of December 2022, we’ve seen the planning grid for Stranger Things season 5 and the draft script for the first episode, “Chapter One: The Crawl,” written by The Duffer Brothers.
complete grid pic.twitter.com/vAX7z4NAJY
– strange writers (@strangerwriters) September 20, 2022
For more information Strange things, season 5, keep it locked here on What’s on Netflix. In due course, we will update our full preview of the fifth and final season with this news.
Also, don’t forget that The Duffer Brothers have two other major projects in the works for Netflix in the form of Death Note Y the talisman.
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