David Harbour recently shared his relief on finishing filming for Stranger Things 5, saying that he’s excited to do other things. One of those other things is reprising his role as the Red Guardian from Black Widow, to Marvel’s upcoming Thunderbolts group. Amid shooting for both Netflix series and the Marvel movie, Harbour also confirms the finale season of Stranger Things won’t happen until at least 2024.
Previously speaking with GQ, Harbour updates the Stranger Things season 5 progress, with the Duffer Brothers hoping to complete the script this year, 2022, with their estimation of Stranger Things 5 to debut sometime in 2024. Read his full quote below:
“I think we’ll [shoot] next year. They’re finishing writing it this year, and they need to prep and stuff, so hopefully it’ll be this year. But I think that’s the plan. So it’d probably come out mid-2024, based on our track record.”
Seeing as the Duffer Brothers had only released the premiere title, ‘The Crawl’, there’s still a lot for them to work on behind the scenes. While the title certainly sparked fan theories on Joseph Quinn’s Eddie Munson comeback, the title also fuels more fan theories as to who it is pertaining to.
Hoping to finish writing the Stranger Things 5 script by the end of 2022, there’s been no confirmation on how close the Duffer Brothers are in the progress, however, this certainly lines up with what Harbour previously mentioned.
What is clear, however, is that the Duffer Brothers are ensuring every character and story arc will be wrapped up by the finale season. They had also shared how their finale season pitch made their executives cry as they return to the season 1 formula of the show, which could possibly return Noah Schnapp's Will Byers in the spotlight.
There is no official premiere date for Stranger Things season 5 yet, but all seasons of Stranger Things can be streamed on Netflix.