The ongoing strike of the Writers Guild of America has caught the attention of the American public, with many popular TV shows and series having to pause production. Among the list of affected shows is one of Netflix’s highest-rated projects, Stranger Things.
The Duffer Brothers, creators of the hit series, have confirmed that the production process for Stranger Things’ fifth season has been put on hold due to the Writers Guild of America strike. As loyal supporters of their fellow writers, they stand in solidarity with the ongoing protests.
Stranger Things tells the story of Will Byers, who went missing in Hawkins, Indiana, in 1983. While the city had given up the search, his friends persisted and discovered Eleven, a mysterious girl with incredible powers, who was being hunted by someone. She joined the quest to find Will, and nothing could stop her.
Delayed Return of Stranger Things
Duffers here. Writing does not stop when filming begins. While we’re excited to start production with our amazing cast and crew, it is not possible during this strike. We hope a fair deal is reached soon so we can all get back to work. Until then — over and out. #wgastrong
— stranger writers (@strangerwriters) May 6, 2023
It is currently unknown when the fifth season of Stranger Things will premiere. The ongoing writers’ strike may result in a significant postponement of the release date, with the earliest return now expected in 2024.
While this may be disappointing news for fans, it also presents an opportunity for the writers to receive fair compensation for their efforts.
Fans of the Stranger Things universe can still look forward to upcoming projects, including an animated series and a VR game.
Both projects are in the early stages of production and promise to deliver the same level of excitement and intrigue that fans have come to expect from the franchise.
As Stranger Things fans await the next season’s release, it is clear that the Duffer Brothers stand in solidarity with the writers’ strike.
The delay in production may be frustrating, but it is a small price to pay for ensuring that writers receive fair compensation for their contributions to the industry.
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