The ongoing strike in Hollywood has caused major delays in the production of Stranger Things season 5, with no end in sight.
The show’s troubled production history, including previous gaps between seasons and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, may lead to issues with the aging of the young cast.
Scheduling conflicts may arise for the show’s breakout stars, as they juggle other high-profile projects alongside their commitments to Stranger Things. Fans hope for a quick resolution to the strike and a return to production.
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The Stranger Things writers room has teased viewers with a horrific season 5 pre-vis clip as the SAG-AFTRA strike is set to hit its 100th day on October 21. Originally set to begin filming in May 2023, production on Stranger Things season 5 ground to a halt with the Writers Guild of America strike officially commencing the same month. While the WGA would finally reach an agreement with studios in late September, members of SAG-AFTRA are still yet to arrive at their own successful conclusion to their ongoing industrial disputes.
With studios still failing to reach an agreement with their actors, the official Twitter account for the Stranger Things writers room has teased fans may soon be left with nothing but a pre-vis version of the highly anticipated season 5.
Captioned McCockle’s Farm, the rough CGI render shows Nancy, Jonathan, and Dustin in a car falling through the Upside Down. The writers jokingly quipped, “One more week without a deal. One more week closer to this.”
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