Stranger Things Season 5: Duffer brothers tease something about the ‘big ending’ of Neflix Show
Creators of Stranger Things, The Duffer Brothers, have shared news on the ‘big ending’ on the Netflix show
Creators of Stranger Things, the Duffer Brothers, have revealed some inside information on what fans can expect for the final season of the netflix phenomenon. Stranger Things five is the talk of the time following on from the explosive, and long-awaited, season four that left fans heartbroken and desperate for more.
Lucky for us, series co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer served up some tasty tidbits to keep fans satisfied during WGFestival 2022. Ross Duffer spoke on the success of the show, and how it has affected how they approach season five.
He said: “The success of Season one freaked us out and then we knew we needed to build up this bigger world, that this was going to be ongoing. But it was way too much — [five times] more ideas than we needed, or [ten times], for Season five, we’re pulling from a lot of those big Season two ideas… A lot of our big ending stuff has pulled from stuff that we thought was going to be in Season two.”
The Duffers of course remained quiet on which specific leftover ideas they may be “cherry-picking” from Season two, which explores Will’s, played byNoah Schnapp connection to the Upside Down and Eleven’s, played by Millie Bobby Brown, past at Hawkins Lab.
Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that the show will be out before 2024 due to confirmation that filming for the final series will start early next year. David Harbour, who plays the beloved Jim Hopper in the show all but confirmed this to GQ magazine earlier this year saying: “I think we’ll [shoot] next year. They’re finishing writing it this year, and they need to prep and stuff, so hopefully it’ll be this year.”
This isn’t the first time fans have had to wait between seasons, as the fourth season was delayed a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the Duffers revealed the break gave them time to outline Season five before Season four was shot, edited and released. Then, once they got feedback on Season four from collaborators and fans alike, they returned to their pre-written plan for the future of Stranger Things.
Matt Duffer said: “We reread the document and “We’re like, ‘That’s cool, that’s cool. That could be a lot better. That could be a lot better.’” The brothers then rewrote the outline and pitched their new vision to Netflix, according to Tudum. Matt added: “Even the ending is a little bit different [now], a lot of the big ideas are the same, but the stuff that happens within, it’s very different.”