Will ‘Stranger Things’ Season 5 have a time jump?

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Consider stranger things season five, the show’s puberty stage; unforeseen changes and time jumps are on the horizon.

Like the first half of stranger things 4part one, has come to a conclusion (for now), we’ve been struck by how this season feels like a bunch of amazing stories and ideas mixed together in the COVID pandemic-induced interim since the end of the third season.

The familiar faces we’ve come to love as stranger things the children have all entered a different era of their lives.

As this Part 1 finale revealed, the Upside Down is actually time-locked to 1983, while the regular world is to the show’s present day, April 1986. The first season s took place in 1983 and the connection event for the time jump – well, maybe in time –stop – happening in reverse appears to be the day Will (Noah Schnapp) was first abducted, while Nancy (Natalia Dyer) is forced to face the day her best friend, beloved character Barb, was killed.

This means that we have already established a time jump.

Could another leap further into the past be planned, or a leap forward into the future?

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You can count on it, like an integrated storyline of the blossoming (well, now fully blossomed) parenthood between Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Steve (Joe Keery).

As the creators, the Duffer Brothers, try to figure out how to pull off the fifth and (supposedly) final season, they have to wonder where things stand on the show’s timeline and in the cast’s real lives. As Ross Duffer let us in behind the door, uh curtain, recently in an interview with TV linea jump is coming.

“I’m sure we’ll jump back in time,” Ross said in the interview. “Ideally, we would have shot (seasons four and five) back-to-back, but there was just no way to do that.”

Matt Duffer added: “I’m not sure we’re ready to say a filming start date yet. But much of it is fairly well plotted.

As we gaze not only at the two feature-length episodes of season four that we have left, it leaves us with a lot in mind about season five: let’s delve further into the past, as we revisited the Vecna’s backstory, and Hawkins Laboratory’s first “student”, One (001)? Or are we going to the future?

The finale of part one felt a bit like a prequel movie, and kudos to the Duffers and crew on pulling off this one, in which we not only learned about Eleven’s (Millie Bobby Brown) past, but also Hawkins Lab’s past. like Martin Brenner, aka Dad (Matthew Modine).

But in the upcoming season five, given the ages of kids – or, well, tweens… no, teens, not to mention grown adults, like Steve and others in their 20s and 30s who are also getting older. , it’s going to be very difficult to maintain the idea that everyone is younger than their real-life counterparts.

So maybe the story joins the characters in the future – in college, or even senior year of high school, with the explicit understanding that X time has passed for the character’s age to better match the actual age of the actors. Maybe the reverse warps time, or we even get an MCU-inspired (hello, multiverse) blip-like event that involves some aging or not, depending on where they pass the time between seasons four and five.

Soon… and later

Well, it looks like we’re not the only ones who don’t know what’s to come – both on July 1st and beyond.

“So those are all discussions we’re going to have with our writers when we start the room,” Ross Duffer added in the interview. “Believe it or not, we are still working on Season 4. [sic]. We’re trying to finish the last two episodes, they’re so huge.

It looks like even the season currently airing and the rest of the upcoming season will continue to influence how the showrunners approach season five.

“We learn a lot every time we do a [season]”, said Matt. “We’ve learned a lot working with all of our new cast members and those we’ve worked with for a long time this year (for season four), so I’m sure it will change that outline a bit… The end is the hardest thing. This is obviously the stressful thing. We really want to stick the landing.

As we mentioned, the last two episodes of season four will be released on Netflix on July 1st. Meanwhile, the first seven episodes of Season 4 – plus the previous three seasons – are all available on Netflix right now.

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