Duffers Say ‘Stranger Things’ Last Season Made Netflix Execs Cry

If you think you are sad about the impending end of Stranger Things after the upcoming fifth season, just imagine how Netflix leaders feel. It’s one of their biggest shows, and for years it’s anchored their original TV programming and helped define the identity of streaming services. The company is working on a Stranger Things spinoff that could potentially continue the franchise into the future, but pretty soon, Stranger Things will be over.

Series creators that the Duffer brothers are already working on Stranger Things Season 5, and reportedly already has Netflix executives in tears — and not just at the thought of all the lost profits that come with the show going off the air. During a recent public chat about the show (via The Hollywood Reporter), Matt Duffer revealed that they are currently working on the final season’s scripts and have already pitched the entire season’s story to their bosses at the streaming service during a meeting that lasted two hours. He said…

We made our leaders cry, which I felt was a good sign that these leaders were crying … The only other times I’ve seen them cry were like budget meetings.

The notion that Season 5 might be a tearjerker isn’t terribly shocking given how the recently released Season 4 went, with the death of at least one or two beloved characters, and some very grim cliffhangers for several others. At the climax, the Upside Down began seeping into the real world in Hawkins, Indiana, which almost certainly means bad news for the heroes moving forward.

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