Stranger Things season four has finally dropped on Netflix and no, we are not OK (give Sadie Sink all the awards). And while the show has shattered our hearts in ways we never knew possible, we’re still hungry for more.
Volume 1 of season four dropped on 27 May (with plenty of film-length episodes to keep us occupied) and Volume 2 will be released on 1 July. After that, we’ll have a little wait before the fifth and final season.
Here’s everything we know about Stranger Things season five, so far…
What will Stranger Things season 5 be about?
The Duffer Brothers, AKA the show’s creators, confirmed that season five would be going ahead in an open letter to fans via Netflix.
They wrote, “Seven years ago, we planned out the complete story arc for Stranger Things. At the time, we predicted the story would last four to five seasons. It proved too large to tell in four, but – as you’ll soon see for yourselves – we are now hurtling toward our finale. Season 4 will be the penultimate season; season 5 will be the last.”
They added, “There are still many more exciting stories to tell within the world of Stranger Things; new mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes. But first we hope that you stay with us as we finish this tale of a powerful girl named Eleven and her brave friends, of a broken police chief and a ferocious mom, of a small town called Hawkins and an alternate dimension known only as the Upside Down.”
Yep, we’re already in tears.
Tantalisingly, The Duffer Brothers have hinted at how season five will end, telling SFX, “We know what the ending is.
“It’s conceivable that it changes but I think it’s unlikely because it’s one of those endings that just feels, and has always felt, right. And it also feels sort of inevitable. Then when you come up with it, you’re like, ‘oh yeah well, that is absolutely what is has to be.’”
Back in February, Netflix also released a hint that season five would be the last, tweeting an upside down sign reading, “Every ending has a beginning.” Ooooooooh.
Who will star in Stranger Things season 5?
Pending any disasters (please no) in Volume 2 of season four, we can expect the gang to return for season five, including Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Finn Wolfhard as Mike, Natalia Dyer as Nancy, Sadie Sink as Max, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin, Joe Keery as Steve, Priah Ferguson as Erica, and Winona Ryder as Joyce.