Stranger Things season 4 was a long one, with nine episodes, including the finale which clocked in at two-and-a-half hours.
In a recent tweet, the Stranger Things writers shared a photo of the new season being planned out. They mentioned there would be 8 episodes with “grid stage” captions.
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Grid stage pic.twitter.com/b8EmBsafUF— stranger writers (@strangerwriters) August 25, 2022
Stranger Things season 5: Unexpected plot twists
As the tweet was shared, Fans quickly noticed the double line between episodes four and five and if this meant there would be a time jump or significant event. It can also be touted as the big twist interval so that Netflix may release it in two separate volumes.
But the official account soon cleared the air.
“Not a time jump. Does it mean anything? [thinking emoji],” they mysteriously replied.
When asked about the season’s length earlier this month, Matt Duffer said “I don’t think the runtimes will be as extreme in season 5. We’re trying to return to the simplicity of the structure in season 1, with bigger scale and scope.”
However, it seems there will be one exception to that rule: The finale. He predicts it will be “pretty massive.”
Stranger Things season 5 expected cast
Here is a full list of the cast that we expect to be back for Season 5 of Stranger Things:
- Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers
- David Harbour as Jim Hopper
- Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven/Jane Hopper
- Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler
- Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson
- Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair
- Noah Schnapp as Will Byers
- Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield
- Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler
- Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers
- Joe Keery as Steve Harrington
- Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley
- Brett Gelman as Murray Bauman
- Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair
- Paul Reiser as Dr Sam Owens
- Jamie Campbell Bower as Peter Ballard/Henry Creel/One/Vecna
- Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler
- Eduardo Franco as Argyle
- Gabriella Pizzolo as Susie
Two characters who are unlikely to show up again are Eddie Munson and Dr Brenner, since they died towards the end of season 4.
Stranger Things season 5 release date
We don’t have a release date for Stranger Things season 5 yet, but at least we know they’re working on it now and there will be 8 episodes in final season.