Immerse yourself in the suspense-filled world of Stranger Things Season 5. Encounter new twists as the aged-up cast returns, navigating through intricate plots in iconic Hawkins.
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The much-awaited return of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things has officially been announced.
The writers are back to the drawing board, gearing up for season 5.
However, there is a slight bump on the road.
The production is on hold and anticipated to resume after the SAG-AFTRA strike concludes.
Aging Cast: A Creative Hurdle?
An intriguing challenge the creators face is the noticeable aging of the cast between the seasons.
This factor raises questions about potential adjustments to align the characters with their corresponding ages.
In an interview, Variety asked the executive producer and director of Stranger Things, Shawn Levy, whether “the final act will have to be rewritten” considering the aging cast.
Levy expressed that the transformation from ages 12 to 22 is indeed substantial.
Adapting to Change
Levy assured that they have phenomenal resources to manage this transition effectively.
With the assistance of exceptional hair, makeup, and wardrobe departments, along with the strategic utilization of costumes, wigs, and makeup, the team is well-prepared to bring back the beloved Hawkins characters.
He added, “The ’80s are also our friends in returning these young adult actors to their iconic Hawkins characters.”
Eager to Return
Emphasizing the eagerness among the cast and crew, Levy said, “I know our cast is as eager to get back to work as the rest of us.”
He expressed confidence that everyone associated with the show, including actors, directors, producers, and crew members, is enthusiastic about resuming work.
Negotiating Fair Deals: A Priority
Regarding the significance of Stranger Things in Netflix’s portfolio, especially in the context of strike negotiations, Levy mentioned that he could not specifically comment on Netflix’s perspective.
However, he emphasized the universal eagerness to continue production, underscoring the need for “a fair and equitable deal” before anything else.
Levy beautifully encapsulated the sentiment, saying, “Stranger Things is a true flag-bearing franchise for Netflix’s brand, and everyone there is also hungry to make the next season.”
The team of Stranger Things, amidst uncertainties and challenges, seems all geared up, ensuring that the new season, when it arrives, will be worth the wait!
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