Due to the strike between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, Stranger Things’ fifth and final season has been delayed.
The news was announced by the show’s creators Matt and Ross Duffer in a tweet Saturday from the writers’ room’s official Twitter account. Duffers over here. When filming starts, the writing doesn’t stop.
The news was announced by the show’s creators Matt and Ross Duffer in a tweet Saturday from the writers’ room’s official Twitter account. “Duffers here. Writing does not stop when filming begins. While we’re excited to start production with our amazing cast and crew, it is not possible during this strike. We hope a fair deal is reached soon so we can all get back to work. Until then — over and out.” They wrote, “#wgastrong.
Although they declined to comment publicly, sources at Netflix confirmed that the production of the series’ fifth and final supersized season will be delayed.
The revelation comes during the first week of the writer’s strike, and the guild is pressing for greater wage floor, protections against mini-rooms and the use of artificial intelligence, as well as viewership transparency from streamers.
Numerous scripted productions have already been canceled, either on purpose, as a result of picketers or other commotion on the set, or both. Striking writers picketing the Bel-Air mega-mansion where the Apple comedy Loot was being filmed, for instance, caused a delay in production on Friday.
Early in 2022, Netflix officially announced that Stranger Things’ fifth season would be its last. Prior to the strike, the Duffer brothers, who have an overall agreement with the streamer, were already working on a spinoff, an animated series set in the same universe, as well as other unrelated projects.
Again, there will be a significant pause between seasons due to the delayed production. While season two debuted a year after the first, seasons three and four, the final of which was split into two parts, were released over a period of almost three years.
Published by HOLR Magazine.