The first volume of the series helped set up what will hopefully be a thrilling conclusion to the show. Matt and Ross Duffer gave an update on where they are with the final season in an interview with TVLine.
Matt Duffer is unsure of a start date for the show. A majority of it is mapped out. That is an awfully vague update for what is to come after the two lengthy episodes that make up the later half ofStranger Things season four. It wouldn't be surprising if the Duffer Brothers went for movie-length installments in season five as opposed to the disorganized structure used in season four. The end is hard. I think that is the stressiest thing. We want to make it to the ground.
There is a small matter of addressing the growth spurt of the cast. We will do a time jump. It was not possible to shoot season four and five back to back. When we begin the room up, we are going to have these discussions with our writers.
The Duffers have been working on a big plan for a long time, but they are still focused on the movie finale of the show. We are working on the fourth season. We are trying to finish the last two episodes.
Is this bad news for Stranger Things, a show with a binge release whose buzz could get minimized in favor of projects with weekly drops, and with a cast that has started outgrowing their characters? We will have to wait a bit longer to find out if the Duffers stuck the landing or fumbled their biggest title.
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