Filming on the fifth and final season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” is expected to get underway in early January reports Deadline.
The outlet indicates a January 8th target start date is in place, but things are still somewhat in flux. Cast members are reportedly already in Atlanta for prep work and table reads will reportedly take place in the next few weeks.
The series was originally close to kicking off production in the Summer before the WGA strike in May halted everything. Scripts had been completed, but the showrunning Duffer Brothers chose to postpone production. Now both it and the actor’s strikes are over, so it’s back to work.
January is also looking to be the restart for the writer’s room on “Silk: Spider Society,” the MGM+/Prime Video series. The writers were at work when the WGA strike shut things down, and now it’ll be one of the last to open back up when they reconvene in mid-to-late January.
Amazon was notified by the writer’s guild last month that their failure to recommence a number of writing rooms after the strike is a violation of the WGA and AMPTP agreement with legal action threatened.
“Walking Dead” veteran Angela Kang serves as showrunner on the series – the first of a number of Spider-Man universe series from Sony Pictures Television for both MGM+ and Prime Video. ‘Spider-Verse’ duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller executive produce.