Stranger Things renewed for the fifth and final season: Netflix’s popular sci-fi mystery drama will be ending with Season 5.
Since its premiere in 2016, Stranger Things has been one of the top shows on Netflix. It’s been a massive hit for the streamer globally. On Thursday, Netflix announced the premiere date for the long-awaited season four. It was also revealed that the upcoming season will be split into two parts. Along with revealing the premiere date for its much-delayed fourth season, Netflix also renewed the show for the fifth and final season.
Yes, Season 5 will be the last season of the sci-fi mystery drama that debuted in 2016. In a letter to fans, series creators Matt and Ross Duffer disclosed that the show will conclude with Stranger Things Season 5.
The part of the letter read:
“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.
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. As always, we are grateful for your patience and support.”
And the reason Season 4 is so jam-packed with new locations, new characters, and the biggest threat yet is because these episodes set up the show’s final act!
Yes, Season 5 will be the epic conclusion to this story — which is how the creators have always envisioned it. pic.twitter.com/zblOoFM5ba
— Netflix (@netflix) February 17, 2022
The third season dropped on Netflix way back in July 2019. The fans have been eagerly waiting for the fourth season for more than 2.5 years. Now, that the premiere dates are out for season four, the fans are super thrilled. As mentioned above, Season 4 will be released in two volumes. Volume One will release on May 27; Volume Two will release five weeks later on July 1.