Stranger Things Season 5 officially has its eyes set on a production date.
According to a recent report from Deadline, Stranger Things is set to begin production on its highly anticipated fifth and final season sometime in the first week of January. As of now, both January 5 and January 8, 2024, are being mentioned as potential start dates.
The report also mentions that cast members on the series are already believed to be in Atlanta. They’ll spend time there prepping and doing table reads for the next couple of weeks.
Prior to this, Stranger Things was set to begin production earlier this year in May, before the WGA strike and subsequent SAG-AFTRA strike shut down most Hollywood productions.
Stranger Things Season 4 was a massive success for Netflix
Stranger Things is set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
The series currently stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, Charlie Heaton, Sadie Sink, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, Cara Buono, and Brett Gelman.
Stranger Things Season 4 set a record for Netflix, having been viewed for more than 287 million hours during the week of May 23-30. That’s not only good enough for the top spot of the week for Netflix, but it’s also more than enough to break the record for the streaming platform’s biggest-ever premiere weekend for an English-language series. That was previously held by the second season of Bridgerton (193 million hours).