The citizens of Hawkins are one step closer to their final battle, as the “Stranger Things” writers’ room officially kicks off the fifth and final season of the hit Netflix series.
The official Twitter account for the show’s writing room, @StrangerWriters, announced the news on Tuesday. In a tweet titled “Day 1,” the account posted a photo of a whiteboard emblazoned with the final season’s logo.
The fourth season of Matt and Ross Duffer’s nostalgic sci-fi series ends in suspense, as the season’s main villain Weekender (Jamie Campbell Ball) is temporarily defeated, but manages to achieve the dark fantasy he will turn upside down. Plans to merge the world with sleepy Indiana Hawkins Township. The final season will presumably see the large ensemble cast fight to protect the common people and try to finally destroy Upside Down.
Season 4 of Stranger Things, which premiered in two batches in May and July, was hugely popular and became Netflix’s most-streamed English-language TV season, second only to the Korean-language phenomenon “Squid Games.” In addition, the season was nominated for 13 Emmys this year, including a nomination for Best Series.
Stranger Things stars Ball, Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Garten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, Noah Schnapp, Winona Ryder, Joe Keery, Natalie Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Maya Hawke, Cara Buono, Priah Ferguson, Brett Gelman, and Eduardo Franco. The Duffer brothers executives produced the series with Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, Iain Paterson, and Curtis Gwinn