Now the latest reports have revealed that the filming for the final season will commence on January 8, 2024. The filming timeline spans nine months, running from January to September 2024. Subsequently, post-production efforts will follow, requiring additional time. Looking at the current schedule, it looks like Stranger Things season 5 will be prepared for release in 2025.
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The decision to push back the filming date may be attributed to the approaching holiday season. However, it's reassuring to note that the table read is firmly on schedule and will occur within the next couple of weeks, as affirmed by the creators of Stranger Things.
Netflix has expressed a clear intention to expedite the completion of Stranger Things season 5, primarily driven by concerns related to the aging of the young cast. Originally slated to commence filming in June 2023, the production faced delays due to the impact of the Writers and Actors strike.
Given the expected completion of filming in September 2024 and the subsequent 9-10 months required for post-production work, the timeline aligns with a potential release in the summer of 2025. However, considering practicalities, a more realistic release date might be in late 2025. The thematic element of season 5 being centered around Christmas makes a Christmas 2025 release particularly fitting and appealing.
As filming for Stranger Things season 5 is on the horizon, Netflix finds itself grappling with new challenges. Intense demands have emerged for the replacement of actors Noah Schnapp and Brett Gelman in the upcoming season, sparked by controversies surrounding their actions on social media. Schnapp, in particular, faced significant backlash after appearing in a video endorsing stickers with controversial phrases, including "Zionism is Sexy."
As of the current situation, there are no plans to remove any cast members from season 5. Despite the controversies, Noah Schnapp will soon join the rest of the cast in Atlanta for the final table read. Notably, season 5 is focused on the character of Will Byers, and hence Netflix has made the decision to retain Noah Schnapp.