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The writers’ X account shared that they have started writing the fifth and final season of the Netflix hit show.


While we wait for the final season, here are some facts about ‘Stranger Things’ you may not know.


“Stranger Things” is a popular science fiction-horror TV show created by the Duffer Brothers and produced by 21 Laps Entertainment for Netflix. Here are some facts about the show:

  1. Premiere Date: “Stranger Things” premiered on Netflix on July 15, 2016.
  2. Inspiration: The Duffer Brothers were inspired by various 1980s pop culture references, including the works of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King.
  3. Setting: The show is set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, during the 1980s.
  4. The Upside Down: One of the primary elements of the show is the alternate dimension called “The Upside Down.” This parallel universe is a dark and distorted reflection of the real world.
  5. Casting: Before landing the role of Eleven, Millie Bobby Brown had almost quit acting due to numerous rejections.
  6. Title Change: The show was originally going to be called “Montauk” as it was initially set in Montauk, New York.
  7. Authenticity: To ensure the show felt authentic to the ’80s, the Duffer Brothers used a lot of practical effects instead of relying heavily on CGI. The show also features a soundtrack filled with iconic ’80s songs.
  8. Secret Languages: To communicate secretly, the characters sometimes use the “Talkies” (walkie-talkies) and a light-wall alphabet created by Joyce Byers to share with her son, who was trapped in The Upside Down.
  9. Recognition: “Stranger Things” has received numerous awards and nominations, including the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
  10. Cultural Impact: The show has spawned a range of merchandise, from toys and clothing to books and video games. The phrase “Friends don’t lie,” popularized by the character Eleven, has become a recognizable quote from the series.
  11. Starcourt Mall: In the third season, a significant portion of the plot revolves around the Starcourt Mall. The mall scenes were shot at the Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth, Georgia.
  12. Spin-Offs and Extensions: The popularity of “Stranger Things” has led to the release of tie-in novels, comic books, and a game, expanding the universe beyond the TV show.
  13. Dungeons & Dragons: The show features numerous references to the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. The game plays a significant role in the kids’ lives and is a metaphor for many of the show’s supernatural events.
  14. Character Origins: Steve Harrington, played by Joe Keery, was originally written as a typical ’80s bully but evolved into a fan-favourite character with more depth and likability as the series progressed.
  15. Russian Connection: Season 3 introduced a subplot involving Russian spies and a secret underground base, expanding the scope of the show’s narrative.

This is just a snapshot of what “Stranger Things” offers. The show has been praised for its character development, storytelling, and nostalgic homage to the 1980s, making it a cultural phenomenon.

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