With an official black and white photo from the set, Netflix announces the start of production on season 5 of Stranger Things: the entire cast plus the Duffer brothers, creators of the cult series, pose in front of a huge 5 illuminated in red. A love letter to the classic genre films of the 80s that fascinated an entire generation, Stranger Things is an emotional drama set in the seemingly normal Midwestern town of Hawkins, Indiana. After a boy disappears into thin air, his tight-knit group of friends and family search for answers and are drawn into a series of risky and deadly events. Beneath the surface of their ordinary town lies an extraordinary supernatural mystery, along with top-secret government experiments and a dangerous portal that connects our world to a powerful and sinister kingdom.
A SERIES WITH OVER 70 AWARDS IN THE WORLD
Created by the Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things debuted in July 2016 and quickly became one of the most popular Netflix TV series ever, with the fourth season alone totaling over 140.7 million views globally. Rooted in ’80s nostalgia, each new season has spawned a resurgence of pop culture items from that decade, like Eggo waffles and New Coke. Most recently, he brought Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” back into the spotlight, resulting in increased streaming on Spotify and catapulting it into the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time in its 38-year history. The series has also earned over 70 awards worldwide including the Emmy© and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series and has been nominated for over 230 awards. Stranger Things fans around the world celebrate November 6th – the day of Will Byers’ passing – as Stranger Things Day, a special day where they share their love for the world of Stranger Things. Season five has been announced as the final season, but other universe-related projects are in the works, including: Stranger Things: The First Shadow playing in London’s West End and an untitled animated spin-off series