Stranger Things Season 5 is set to be a hybrid of Season 1 and Season 4, the writers revealed on Twitter. Will the Byers family again dominate much of the story?
- With the 5th season “Stranger Things” the successful science fiction series reaches its finale.
- This is to unite the best of the 1st and 4th season.
- Fans hope that Will, Jonathan and Joyce Byers will once again become more important to the story.
Will we see more of the Byers family in Stranger Things Season 5? A recent post shared on Twitter by the series’ writing team at least gives us hope for that. In their tweet, the team describes Season 5 of the Netflix series as a baby of Season 1 and Season 4 pumped full of steroids.
Fans of the series see this as an unofficial confirmation that Will, Jonathan and Joyce will get more screen time. The “Stranger Things” community seems to be especially eager for more screen time for Will Byers.
Under the post, many of the Twitter users emphasize how rarely the Byers family, especially Will, was seen after the end of Season 1. If the series focused at the beginning with the disappearance of Will and the desperate search of his family and friends for the boy, he lost more and more importance with the 2nd season.
The world of “Stranger Things” expanded and other characters and plots came into focus. Only Joyce retained an important role in the franchise even after her son was found again. While season 4 often revolved around Joyce’s mission to find Hopper, Will and Jonathan no longer had a direct focus.
In season 4, Will deals mostly with his romantic feelings for his best friend Mike, while Jonathan acted mostly in the background. Big brother, who was especially relevant in seasons 1 and 2, only got a word in edgewise in the current season when he was arguing with his girlfriend Nancy.
Although they were important characters whose storylines were directly related to the shadow world in season 1, Will and Jonathan faded into the background as the show progressed. Stranger Things Season 5 might fix that now.
Stranger Things season 5 is to be similar to the first season, it can focus more on the Byers family again. This would also close the circle between the first and last episodes of the science fiction series.
Will’s connection to the shadow world seems to be an important key element in Stranger Things Season 5 to put a stop to Vecna. This would necessarily give Will more time to assert himself on screen. The other Byers could also become more important again.
At the end of season 4, all of Elfie’s companions were reunited. They are all in one and the same place and they are all pursuing the same goal. This makes for more interaction among the characters and thus also for the fact that some characters inevitably have to emerge from obscurity again.