Duffer Brothers Changed Stranger Things Season 5 Ending To Favor Fan Feedbacks On Season 4

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Stranger Things Season 5 is expected to be the show’s finale, as confirmed previously by the Duffer Brothers themselves. While plot details are being kept under wraps, the showrunners did post a teaser title of Season 5 Episode 1, ‘The Crawl’, which surfaced Eddie Munson’s possible comeback, and many more fan theories surrounding Season 5 wrapping it all up. However, recently, the Duffer Brothers admit changing their initial storyline of Stranger Things Season 5 to favor fans’ feedbacks on their previous Season 4.

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Recently speaking at the WGFestival 2022 event (via Netflix), the Duffer Brothers revealed that Stranger Things’ Season 4 production delays due to COVID protocols has caused them to rethink their initial Stranger Things Season 5 outline. Additionally, the showrunners also thought of tweaking some of the elements in their Season 5 based on fans and fellow collaborators’ comments, including the show’s ending. Read Matt Duffer’s full comment below:

“We reread the document. We’re like, ‘That’s cool, that’s cool. That could be a lot better. That could be a lot better.’ Even the ending is a little bit different [now]. A lot of the big ideas are the same, but the stuff that happens within, it’s very different.”

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In an interview with Variety, the Duffer Brothers also teased a glimpse of what Stranger Things Season 5 will be about, and it involves exploring the origins of the Upside Down.

“The only thing that we don’t fully delve into in Volume 2 is Upside Down. A lot of people are seeking to know the answers for Upside Down, it is really what the basis of Season 5 is about.”

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Stranger Things Season 5 is currently still in the works, but is slated to be released sometime in 2024.

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