Originally, the plan was for the Netflix mega-hit to get things going at some point last month, but that’s before the writers’ strike came about. The Duffer Brothers released a statement at the start noting that they would not begin work until this process is played out, which is wise on many levels. Even if the scripts were already written, it would put the cast and crew in an uncomfortable position — and also make last-minute rewrites utterly impossible.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly in a new interview, star Finn Wolfhard reiterates that when it comes to production, everyone is “pressing pause until the strike is figured out.” We hope that is sooner rather than later, mostly because all of the key players involve deserve what they are asking for. He also went on to explain further how excited he is to eventually get back to set:
“I think I’m really antsy to start because I’m a fan of the show first and foremost … So I’m excited, obviously, to just see where every character’s journey takes them and everything like that.”
The bad news, at least for now
There is no clear evidence at present that the strike is going to be over in the near future. We still have some hopes that over the next month or so, the streaming services and networks involved will give the WGA and its members what they deserve. After all, we know that we’re going to be waiting until early 2025 as it is to get Stranger Things back. Waiting any longer than that, at least from our vantage point, feels pretty darn painful.
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This article was written by Jessica BunBun.