Fans lost their minds when the Stranger Things writers’ room account spilled the cosmic beans on the first scene of Season 5. Brace yourselves, because it’s a rollercoaster of emotions. Picture this: “The sound of COLD WIND” sweeps in, setting the stage for a scene so gloomy that even the ALMIGHTY TREES are questioning their existence. And then, just when you think it can’t get any crazier, a child’s voice breaks the silence, belting out a classic tune. If you’re not at least a little intrigued by now, you might want to check your pulse.
The big mystery, of course, is what the heck is this kid singing? People started theorizing like it was a matter of national security. Some believed it harkened back to Will Byers’ spine-tingling rendition of “Should I Stay or Should I Go” from Season 1, when he was trapped in the wacky world of the Upside Down. The prospect of a retro callback had fans buzzing like a hive of overcaffeinated bees. It’s like the show is playing a time-traveling game of “Remember That?!”
Originally, we were all set to get our Stranger Things fix on Netflix in 2024, but life happened, and production delays decided to gate-crash the party. So, now we’re expected to wait until 2025. That’s right, we’ll have to endure another year of pretending to have psychic powers, just like Eleven.
According to our main demogorgon wrangler, Levy, “We’ve seen the cast of our show go from sprout to fully grown trees in the public eye. Between ages 12 and 22, everyone transforms like they’ve been hit by a reality-bending demogorgon.” It’s like they’ve aged in dog years, but with Eggo waffles.
Levy also mentioned, “The ’80s are like our trusty DeLorean, zipping these young adult actors right back into their iconic Hawkins roles. Who knew hairspray and neon could have such a profound influence on time and space?”
And let’s not forget Levy’s promise for Season 5: “We’re going to use all the tools available to us, even Eleven’s telekinesis, if she’ll lend it to us. We might even have the Demogorgon do some script editing. Anything to make this season stranger than ever!”
Season 5. Chapter 1. Scene 1. pic.twitter.com/TIkf1DNipu
— stranger writers (@strangerwriters) November 7, 2023