Stranger Things season 5 gets exciting update amid writers strike end

Stranger Things season 5 has gotten an exciting update following the latest news on the writers strike.

Following the announcement that writers could return to work after the Writers Guild of America union had come to a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the official Stranger Things writers room account made a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

"We're back," the short and to-the-point post read.

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Although writing on the Netflix science-fiction juggernaut can begin again after five months of striking action, it could still face significant delays. The actors union SAG-AFTRA is still on strike, and is looking to expand their strike to include video game voice and mo-cap actors and stunt performers.

Although that expansion wouldn't affect Stranger Things, it does imply that SAG-AFTRA isn't going to stop striking any time soon.

Earlier this month, producer Shawn Levy teased that season 5 is going to be even bigger than the already massive season 4.

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"There's no way to be contiguous with season 4, and not, frankly, expand scale and depth," he said to Total Film. "It's major, major, cinematic storytelling that happens to be called a TV series. Stranger Things 5 is as big as any of the biggest movies that we see."

Meanwhile, David Harbour has stated his belief that the final season will have a big focus on characters from the first season, stating on the Happy Sad Confused podcast: "I'm excited to really swing with this character because you know they're going to pay off these OG characters: Eleven, Hopper, Joyce, Will, Mike.

"They're going to pay them off in big ways because they've lived with you for the past eight years."

Stranger Things seasons 1-4 are now streaming worldwide on Netflix.

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