In an interview, Shawn Levy, the director of Stranger Things, returned to the reasons why the series will stop at season 5. He explains that since the beginning of the project, the writing teams have planned a narrative arc not exceeding this length. He therefore wishes to avoid giving a forced aspect to the story.
In July 2021, the creators of Stranger Things claimed that Season 5 was already in the works, even though Season 4 would take several more months to hit our screens. Since then, Netflix has confirmed the information, on the occasion of the announcement of the broadcast date of the next episodes. If this new salvo is eagerly awaited, in particular because of the delays due to the pandemic, the fans must get used to the hard idea that their favorite series is coming to an end.
Indeed, its director Shawn Levy has already announced that season 5 will be the last. A decision that he explains in more depth in an interview with our colleagues from ScreenRant. Thus, he explains that since the beginning of production, he and his teams have had a clear vision of the history of the series. According to them, it is wiser to end it once the main story arc will come to its conclusion.
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“We never wanted to operate in a vacuum and we only wanted to tell what the brothers [Duffer] saw and felt clearly. […] We wouldn’t want to stay for a moment beyond that vision and the clarity of that voice.”, he points out. If the news will probably be sad for thousands of fans, Shawn Levy wants to be reassuring: we are not at that stage yet.
For now, it’s best to focus on the imminent release of season 4, which will be available on Netflix on May 27. On this subject, Shawn Levy is confident to say the least. “I’m just going to reaffirm once again what I’ve been telling everyone, which is that the wait for Season 4 has been very long. But I swear to God, the world is gonna realize it’s worth it. »