Final Season of Stranger Thing Delayed Due to Writers’ Strike
Published 7 months ago
A lot of fans were excited to have Stranger Things come back to production this year, but it looks like the season has been delayed.
As confirmed by the Duffer Brothers on Twitter, production for the series has been halted due to the ongoing Writers Guild Strike. Here’s the post:
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
For now, the online community is praising the Duffers for their solidarity with the Writers Guild. Though Stranger Things has halted production, several other shows have decided to move forward like Amazon’s Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
There’s now way of telling how long the strike will last, but previous Writers Strikes have taken several weeks, even going as far as three months. We don’t know how long the studios are going to keep this standstill going, but there has been talk of them utilizing AI to replace writers; but at this rate, they would still need an actual person to make sure the AI’s script doesn’t sound too artificial.
With writers being involved in the earlier process of development, it’s kind of a shame that they don’t get their fair share when it comes to these series. I’m just crossing my fingers the studios cave in earlier because they can’t delay Stranger Things forever without everyone starting to look too old.
The final season of Stranger Things is expected to come out in 2024, but depending on how long the strike is going to take, we might have to wait for longer.