In a recent interview with Collider, Stranger Things star David Harbour has confirmed that production on the highly-anticipated fifth and final season of the sci-fi horror series is scheduled to start this coming June. Harbour’s Jim Hopper was last seen during the final moments of the Season 4 finale, where he finally returns home to Hawkins after spending grueling months in Russia as a prisoner.
“We’re walking into season five. I’ve got a couple more months to train. We start shooting that in June, though, and that will be the final season,” Harbour said of the Stranger Things Season 5 filming date. “I did a lot of training for season four. He [Hopper] was in a very specific position, that Russian prison. It was about making him a different guy and sort of shedding a layer of himself physically, mentally, and emotionally. But now he’s back in town, he’s back in America where they have cheeseburgers, so he will be well-fed.”
Stranger Things is set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
The series currently stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, Charlie Heaton, Sadie Sink, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, Cara Buono, and Brett Gelman.
Season 4 also introduced a number of new fan-favorite character characters including Eddie Munson, Vecna, Argyle, Enzo, Chrissy, and Vickie, who are respectively portrayed by Joseph Quinn, Jamie Campbell Bower, Eduardo Franco, Tom Wlaschiha, Grace Van Dien, and Amybeth McNulty.
Stranger Things is created and executive produced by Matt and Ross Duffer, who also serve as showrunners. Executive producers are Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and Iain Patterson. All four seasons are now available for streaming exclusively on Netflix.