Stranger Things – 98% is one of Netflix’s most important titles and the series really helped shape the popularity of the streaming service and left a very particular mark that other projects have taken as a reference. The fifth season will be the definitive end of this story, and although it is known that the Duffer brothers are already planning other spin-offs within the same universe, expectations remain high, especially with the comments that the cast has made about the last chapters. , and the one now done by Shawn Levy, who assures that everything will be as big and impressive as a cinematographic event.
How did the idea for ‘Stranger Things’ come about?
Ross Duffer and Matt Duffer grew up admiring and enjoying classic horror films which not only shaped their taste for the genre, but also their desire to become film directors. In an attempt to get the attention of production companies, the brothers wrote and directed the film Hiddenstarring Alexander Skarsgård and Andrea Riseborough, which although it did not manage to gain much momentum, did lead them directly to the production of the series Wayward Pins with M. Night Shyamalan. The director who had always been a reference for them, was now a guide on how to work on mystery stories and how these television projects are produced.
In this way, the Duffer brothers began to work on an idea that was then called Montauk where they sought to take advantage of all the legends and supernatural conspiracy theories that surround the place to establish a narrative of mystery and investigation. However, many production companies refused to support them because they claimed that having a child cast would be problematic and useless, a point they were not willing to negotiate. The series bible and the script for the first episode finally reached the hands of Shawn Levywho bought the rights and gave the directors creative freedom.
Shortly after, Netflix approached to see the trailers and they liked the idea so much that they decided to buy it and secure at least a full season. The arrival of Stranger Things The platform had an ideal context, since after the success of House of Cards – 85% and Orange is the New Black – 93%, the production company was ready to open its doors to new creators who were looking for a golden opportunity and did not have to compete with so many streaming premieres. The series became an immediate hit that revived the careers of Winona Ryder and David Harbour, and launched the young cast to fame, especially Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard and Sadie Sink.
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Fans were delighted with the references to the work of Stephen King and the horror and science fiction films of the seventies and eighties, something that other series also tried to take up to ensure their own successes, although it did not always turn out well. Over the years, Stranger Things It has built a very important legacy and the premiere of the fourth season showed that, despite its weakest points, it still has surprises and a well-planned narrative that promises a very powerful ending.
The final season of ‘Stranger Things’ will be lived as a cinematic experience
In interview with Total Film (via GamesRadar), Shawn Levydirector and producer of the series, spoke about the expected ending and assured that it will be similar to a great cinematographic event:
There’s no way to be contiguous with season 4 and, frankly, not expand the scale and depth. It’s like a big, big cinematic narrative that happens to be called a television series. Stranger Things 5 is as big as any of the biggest movies we can see.
After dividing the fourth season into two parts, the fifth and final season of Stranger Things It has not yet confirmed a release date, but a few months ago it was assured that filming would begin this year. Unfortunately, the strikes of scriptwriters and actors in Hollywood paralyzed production and for now it is not known when they could resume the initial plans. Likewise, the cost of post-production and the time it takes to perfect the final cuts of the series indicate that the finale will almost certainly not arrive until mid-2025.
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