If you’re still recovering from season 4 of Weird stuffhave no fear: The Duffer Brothers already have a plan for when season 5 production will start. The series’ creators revealed in an exclusive interview with Collider that the writer’s room for the fifth and final season of the popular horror-nostalgia series will begin in August.
“We’re going on a little holiday in July”, Ross Duffer told Collider’s own Steve Weintraub“And then we’ll come back. I know the writer’s room will start in that first week of August.” Good news all around for fans hoping to see more of their favorite Hawkins natives sooner rather than later.
However, considering the amount of time and money spent creating a global phenomenon such as: Weird stuff, this means that while the Duffers have already charted the rest of the series, it will be a while before we see anything concrete on our screens — a devastating realization after the emotional toll the last two episodes of season four have taken. . (Hey, at least you have time to grieve properly!)
The Duffers previously told Collider that the plan for seasons four and five had come together as one unit, rather than the creative team waiting for season 5 to begin figuring out how the series would end:
“We had all the scripts before we started filming, so we could watch it as a whole. And we have described all five of them. So it’s really four and five or something, and this was due to the six month hiatus we had because of the pandemic. So we usually don’t have that much time. It usually feels like the train is running over the rails and Ross and I and our writers just throw the rails as we go, when we’re halfway through the season. And for the first time ever, we were able to watch it globally, not just season four, but season five as well.”
Part of the production delay that allowed the Duffers to take a broader view of the world of Hawkins and the Upside Down was due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but any fan of Weird stuff is certainly grateful for the extra time spent on the scripts, and that the show’s creative team was able to come up with an ending for the much-loved series well in advance, hopefully giving viewers the emotional satisfaction they crave.
As we eagerly await season five, the first four seasons of Weird stuff – including the last two episodes of season 4 – are streaming on Netflix right now.
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