See the 'Stranger Things' Cast Back Together to Officially Kick Off Season 5 Production

Season 5 was announced as the final season of the Netflix series.

Get ready for one last trip to the upside down!

The cast of Stranger Things is back to work on the fifth and final installment of the beloved Netflix series. On Monday, the show's official social media accounts made the announcement that the actors and producers have returned to work, and production has resumed. 

"🚨THIS IS A CODE RED🚨 STRANGER THINGS 5 production has officially begun!!!," the post read. 

Alongside the exciting announcement was a black-and-white picture of cast members including Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink and more. Behind the cast and crew was a red illuminated number five sign. 


Stranger Things was set to begin production following the end of the two-part fourth season. However, it was delayed due to the SAG-AFTRA strike.

In November, David Harbour revealed that the cast and crew got the call that production would resume, 10 minutes after it was announced that the 118-day strike had ended. 

"I mean, we got to film that last season of Stranger Things, don’t we? I got to be down there, like, in a couple of days. We got to get going -- we're late," he said to Variety during BoxLunch Gala.

"They literally called me, I think it was 10 minutes after the SAG thing on Twitter," he said. "The first AD [Assistant Director] is like, 'So, get the flight for you on Monday, right? We'll be acting in Atlanta.'"


The fourth season of Stranger Things dropped on Netflix in two parts in May and July 2022 and the show's creators, the Duffer Brothers, confirmed in August 2022 they were in the early stages of writing the fifth season. The franchise also announced the addition of Terminator star Linda Hamilton for season 5. 

While details about the upcoming season are under wraps, in September 2022, Harbour teased what's to come.

"I know a little bit about where it's headed and it's really exciting," he told ET at the time, joking that it might be another "15 years before anyone gets to see it."