Production on Stranger Things season 5 is finally ramping up! However, a brand new cast photo teases an unexpected return for the Netflix series.
Stranger Things has officially begun filming its final season. To celebrate the long-awaited reunion, a brand new cast photo was shared across social media. Interestingly, the photo seems to confirm an unexpected return for season 5. Specifically, it appears Sadie Sink will be reprising her role as Max Mayfield:
While Max is a fan-favorite Stranger Things character, many fans expected the character to sit out for the show’s final season. Season 4 saw Sadie Sink’s character brutally injured by Vecna, with series creators the Duffer Brothers describing her as “brain dead, blind, and all of her bones are broken.” It’s unclear what role she’ll be playing in season 5 given that description, though it’s certainly a welcome surprise to start off the final installment of Netflix’s biggest franchise!
Stranger Things are coming to Hawkins…
Details regarding Stranger Things season five are currently being kept under lock and key at Netflix. Jim Hopper actor David Harbour recently mentioned that he is preparing to shoot the season at the same time as Marvel’s Thunderbolts, as both productions are based in Georgia. Both productions are currently on hold due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike.
Stranger Things was created by Matt and Ross Duffer. The two also executive produce the series alongside Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, Brian Wright, Cindy Holland, Jessica Mecklenburg, Matt Thunell, Karl Gajdusek, Iain Paterson and Curtis Gwinn.
The first four seasons of Stranger Things are available to stream on Netflix. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the final season and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!