Ever since the release of the series back in 2016, Netflix’s Stranger Things has been a phenomenon. The show is one of the streaming platform’s best-known original properties, with over 64 million watching the last season in the first few weeks after it was first released. With Stranger Things Season 4 premiering this summer, fans are wondering when the show will be ending.
This February, Netflix officially announced that Stranger Things Season 5 will be the last season for the series. The executive producer of the series, Levy Shawn, has also begun to focus on other projects like the new Netflix movie The Adam Project, which is currently available to stream on Netflix.
In an exclusive interview with Screen Rant, the executive producer of Stranger Things, Shawn Levy, reacts to the show ending with Season 5. In his statement, he emphasized that the team working on the hit series never intended to reach a point where it loses focus on its overall lucidness. The director also said that the arc of the series has been relatively clear, so deviating away or forcing other storylines that are not necessary would ultimately ruin the show. You can check out Levy’s exact reactions on the topic below:
"Well, we never wanted to run on fumes and we wanted to only tell as much story as the brothers saw and feel with clarity. So it's been clear for a while that they know exactly where we're headed and this is the arc. We wouldn't want to stick around for one moment beyond that vision and the clarity of that voice. So rather than focusing on that sad day that happens who knows when, the end of season five, I'll just once again reaffirm what I've told everyone, which is it has been a long-ass wait for season four. But I swear to God, the world will realize it's worth it."
Just last month, Netflix officially announced the release date for Stranger Things Season 4. They also announced that Season 4 will be split in half. The first volume of Season 4 will be released on May 27, 2022, while the second volume will be released five weeks later on July 1, 2022.