What Is The Release Date of Stranger Things Season 5?

Netflix has recently dropped a bomb on the fans of their sci-fi series called Stranger Things with their announcement about season 5 of this series.

Recap of the Stranger Things season 3 finale

Season 3 of Stranger Things ended just like the previous two seasons: leaving everyone riddled with fear and with millions of unanswered questions. 

The new moments in this season were certainly sparks between several couples – Eleven and Mike, Lucas and Max, and even Dustin, who’s in love with Suzie. 

Even though this recap sounds like rainbows and unicorns, romance was a very small part of this season.  

The final episode of Season 3 shows the famous teenager group making the typical mistake from all horror and mystery movies – they were all at the Starcourt Mall and they decided to split into groups to find the Mind Flayer. 

You can all imagine that’s where it all went wrong, and here’s why:

  • Hopper, Joyce and Murray enter the underground Russian base where they’re trapped.
  • Mind Flayer (a.k.a. Billy) battles Eleven, offers her as a sacrifice to the Mind Flayer inside of him.
  • Eleven recounts Billy’s childhood memories, Billy starts the inner fight with the Mind Flayer and he sacrifices himself to save Eleven.
  • Hopper is stuck too close to the Upside Down gate and he sacrifices himself to save Joyce.

So all in all, a few of the fans’ favorite characters were sacrificed to save the world.

In the end, Joyce moves out of Hawkins with her family and Eleven.

Season 5 – plot and release date

A couple of teasers have been released so far regarding the fourth season of Stranger Things.

The first one can be found here:

Spoiler alert – fans’ tears and pain weren’t all in vain, because Hopper is alive. 

It is still a mystery how Hopper survived at the end of the previous season, but the fans were thrilled to see Hopper alive.

He is imprisoned by Russians. 

Thankfully, after a couple of months of waiting, the fans got this new, more revealing trailer:

In the latest trailer, Eleven is writing letters to Mike saying she is doing very well in the new city and she can’t wait to see him during the school spring holiday. 

This may sound romantic, but the rest of the trailer shows plenty of scary things happening. 

There isn’t an official release date for season 4 as of yet, but it is certainly going to air in the summer of 2022. 

New season – old cast 

The famous teenagers are back again, including:

Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Finn Wolfhard as Mike, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas.

The cast that’s also staying includes actors in the roles of Dustin, Will, Max, Steve, Nancy, Jonathan, Robin, Joyce.

Most importantly, Harbour returns as Hopper, despite the tragic end of season 3.

Stranger Things’ crew is also going to expand and fans will be able to recognize a few popular faces. 

Among these new actors is Robert Englund, whom fans may recognize as the gruesome Freddy Krueger who used to give everyone nightmares. 

Tom Wlaschiha from the popular TV series Game of Thrones will also appear, as well as Mason Dye from Teen Wolf. 

Former NFL player Sherman Augustus will also co-star Millie in this season, while  Serbian-American actor Nikola Djuricko appears as a Russian smuggler. 

Hopefully, season 4 of Stranger Things will not disappoint their fans and it will be worth the wait!