The cast of Stranger Things is eager to get back to work, according to the show’s director and producer Shawn Levy.
As a result of the strikes in Hollywood, production on this and many other shows has been temporarily suspended. The actors’ strike prevents production from continuing even though the writers’ strike has ended and scripting for the fifth and final season has begun.
“I can’t speak to how important Stranger Things is to Netflix in the strike talks, and I am not inclined to speak on their behalf,” said the CEO. I think it’s safe to say that everyone involved in the production (actors, directors, producers, writers, and crew) is eager to get back to work.
Everyone at Netflix is eager to make the next season of Stranger Things because, in my opinion, the show is a true flag-bearer for the Netflix brand. But that can’t occur unless both parties agree to terms that are mutually beneficial. I’m saying a little prayer that by the time this article goes live, I’ll be back at work.
Levy told Variety that the cast wants to get back to work as soon as possible, but that they are holding out for a fair deal. Between the ages of 12 and 22, when our show’s main characters are filmed, every person ages significantly.
However, our hair makeup, and wardrobe department is pretty exceptional, making excellent use of costumes, wigs, and makeup to fool the eye.
The 1980s are also helpful in recasting these adult actors as their younger Hawkins selves. That’s why we’re going to employ every strategy at our disposal. I can speak for the rest of the crew when I say that we’re all ready to get back to work.
Millie Bobby Brown is one of the cast members who is eager to start filming season 5 of Stranger Things, but that’s in part because she’s ready for the show to end.