“It’s full steam ahead”: Stranger Things Creators Reveal Netflix Execs Were ‘Crying’ After Final Season Plotline Despite Deadpool 3 Director and Producer Shawn Levy Threatening Boycott

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The Netflix series, Stranger Things, has gradually grown into a mass sensation after launching its journey in the Summer of 2016. The young roster of children on the show grew more educated in experience after encountering the multitudes of world-ending threats. However, somehow the audience seems unwilling to let go of what was once a simple 1980s life in suburban Indiana, even with the show and its players going international.


Now, the final event is upon us and the worst future imaginable is here. As Stranger Things 5 gets its running boots on, the Duffer Brothers give their fans a major tease of what’s to come.

Stranger Things Season 4 Vol. 2
Stranger Things Season 4 Vol. 2

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Stranger Things Creators Are Done With Season 5 Episode 1

In a two-hour meeting with Netflix executives, Matt and Ross Duffer, creators of the original series Stranger Things have perceptively announced that they have now reached the beginning of the end. As they read out the first completed draft of their Season 5 pilot episode, the brothers noticed the grief of separation and farewells manifest as tears on the execs’ faces. During an L.A. Panel discussion at Hollywood, the Duffer Brothers further revealed,

“We turned in the first script a couple of weeks ago and we’re onto the second. It’s full steam ahead… We did get our executives to cry, which I felt was a good sign that these executives were crying. The only other times I’ve seen them cry were like budget meetings.”

The Duffer Brothers
The Duffer Brothers

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Although it might be accepted as a token of accomplished writing for the Duffer Brothers to make even the toughest decision-makers of the industry sniff into their sleeves after a 2-hour chat, the audience on the other hand are left petrified as to what that could mean for the fate of their beloved heroes. So far, Season 4 has already pulled off some terrifying escapades, with some succumbing to the finality of death. However tragic, these gut-wrenching plots somehow managed to make the 3-year long wait worth it after Season 3’s debut in 2019.


As the crowd now patiently awaits Season 5, the Duffer Brothers bask in the glory of their grand schemes and reveal very little as to what could be expected from the war that’s coming.

Shawn Levy Hypes Up the Story of Stranger Things 5

Stranger Things Season 5 will be influenced by the events of Season 4
Stranger Things Season 4 bleeds into the plot of Season 5

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The Duffer Brothers were visibly excited to get on with their Season 5 storyline during the L.A. Panel appearance. But even as they realize the magnitude of the event that lies ahead, the brothers also look back at where they came from and how they began a narrative that would snowball into a phenomenon revered by millions.


“I remember season one we were just amazed that Netflix was letting us do this at all, but season two was when we really, with the writers, we developed an overall plan and a backstory for all of this and make sure that, with the Upside Down, everything about what it was…

But we do have quite a bit more to get in. But just as important as the supernatural, we have so many characters now — most who are still living — and it’s important to wrap up those arcs. A lot of these characters have been growing since season one so it’s a balancing act between giving them time to complete their character arcs and also tying up loose ends and doing our final reveals.”

Shawn Levy with Millie Bobby Brown on Stranger Things Season 1 set
Shawn Levy with Millie Bobby Brown on Stranger Things Season 1 set

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Shawn Levy, Hollywood director, and Stranger Things producer who has been attached to the supernatural show since its very genesis added to the comments by saying,

“As a witness and having been in that two-hour pitch room and having read this first script — I’m paralyzed with fear that I’ll spoil anything but I will say the thing about these Duffer Brothers is that even though the show has gotten so famous and the characters have gotten so iconic and there’s so much about the ’80s and the supernatural and the genre, it’s about these people, it’s about these characters. Season five is already so clearly taking care of these stories of the characters because that’s always been the lifeblood of Stranger Things.”

So far, the Season 5 storyline is said to pay homage to its predecessors by adding elements from all of its earlier seasons. Even as the new season stays true to its narrative and moves forth with the narrative and the war at Hawkins, the Duffer Brothers want to simultaneously make sure that they get to go back to the beginning a little bit” in honor of everything they have accomplished and as a marker of nostalgia for the audience who have grown to love the show so much.


Stranger Things Season 1-4 is now streaming on Netflix.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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