Stranger Things creators say they made Netflix execs cry with final season pitch
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Fans are eagerly anticipating the final season of Stranger Things, which already sounds like it’s going to be an emotional final ride.
That’s because creators, twins Ross and Matt Duffer and executive producer Shawn Levy have dropped the first hints about what’s in store in the fifth and final adventure.
Speaking at a Los Angeles panel to discuss the hugely popular sci-fi series, the Duffer brothers said they turned in the first season five script to Netflix ‘a couple of weeks ago’ and now they’re writing the second.
Details about the upcoming season have been kept under wraps and most people are unaware about how the series will end. However the brothers pitched the full season to Netflix during a two-hour meeting, and there were no dry eyes in the house.
“We did get our executives to cry, which I felt was a good sign that these executives were crying,” Matt Duffer told fans at a Los Angeles panel event, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“The only other times I’ve seen them cry were like budget meetings,” he joked, as the crowd laughed.
Levy added: “As a witness and having been in that two-hour pitch room and having read the first script – I’m paralysed with fear that I’ll spoil anything, but I will say the thing about these Duffer brothers is that even though the show has gotten so famous and the characters have gotten so iconic and there’s so much about the ‘80s and the supernatural genre, it’s about these people, it’s about these characters.
“Season five is already so clearly taking care of these stories of the characters because that’s always been the lifeblood of Stranger Things.”
While there’s still no release date for season five yet, the Duffer brothers have confirmed that it will take place entirely in Hawkins.
During an interview on Josh Horowitz’s podcast Happy Sad Confused, Matt Duffer said: “We wanna go back to a lot of the things we did in season one.
"A lot of the original groupings and pairings that we had in season one — there's something nice about coming full circle.”
The brothers also confirmed that the episodes in season five won't be as long as the latest one – which may come as a welcome change to some fans.
They added: “For the first time ever, we don't wrap things up at the end of [season] four, so it's going to be moving. I don't know that it's going to be going 100 miles an hour at the start of five, but it's going to be moving pretty fast.
“Characters are already going to be in action. They're already going to have a goal and a drive, and I think that's going to carve out at least a couple hours and make this season feel really different.”
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