Stranger Things is renewed through Season 4 on Netflix, but how and when will the series end?
Speaking to Deadline, co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer opened up on the eventual ending of the sci-fi drama, reiterating that while the series wont run for 10 seasons, they know where it’s going:
MATT DUFFER: We have an ending in mind, you know what I mean? We think we know where we want it to end basically, we’re not sure how long it’s going to take to get there. If a lot of people continue to watch the show that’s not reason enough to do another season. There has to be a narrative reason for it to exist. Mostly we have to be excited about it and actors and everyone involved who give so much of their time over the show have to be excited about it.
And it’s not like a typical show in that it wasn’t really built to sustain like 10 seasons. I don’t know how long it goes but it can’t go on for that long. At a certain point it’s just going to be absurd, in terms of like why are these people leaving town? (laughs)
ROSS DUFFER: How many bad things can happen to them? So there’s a lot of stuff we have to figure out from a narrative point of view and I don’t want to run out of things, you don’t want to start repeating yourself. One of the things I like is I do love that you’re able to track these kids as they get older. People always are asking about the challenges of the fact those kids are growing. I actually love that they’re growing because it forces the show to evolve, and so even if we wanted it to feel the same every year, we wouldn’t be able to. We’re forced to change it. The characters are naturally evolving and they’re going to go into high school and so every year it’s going to feel very different and that’s exciting for me
The powers that be have previously suggested Stranger Things will end with Season 4 or 5.
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Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of Stranger Things Season 5 and the eventual end date…