With the growing anticipation for Stranger Things Season 5, numerous theories about the show's conclusion are circulating online as fans attempt to unravel the mystery. One such theory proposes that all the events in Stranger Things might be part of an extensive Dungeons and Dragons campaign, implying that characters like Eleven, Vecna, and those connected to the Upside Down aren't real. However, at the West End premiere of Stranger Things: The First Shadow, the Duffer brothers swiftly dispelled this popular Dungeons and Dragons theory in an interview with Metro.co.uk.

"That is correct. That is the ending… No," humorously remarked Matt Duffer. Ross Duffer clarified, likening it to the cliché of "That's all a dream." He assured fans that the show wouldn't conclude with a dream revelation, stating, "No, I assure you that is not how we’re going to end the show. We’ve known where we’ve been going for a while. And we feel comfortable with it; hopefully, it satisfies everyone. We’ll see."


Stranger Things Season 5 Production Will Begin Soon

Following delays caused by Hollywood strikes, Netflix has officially scheduled the production start date for Stranger Things Season 5. The cast and crew are anticipated to return to the Hawkins set on January 8, 2024. The final season will once again feature Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, Winona Ryder, David Harbour as Jim Hopper, Natalia Dyer, Maya Hawke, Joe Keery, and Charlie Heaton.

Ahead of the show's return, Netflix has produced a stage play adaptation of Stranger Things, which centers around Henry Creel/Vecna’s origin story. The First Shadow writer Kate Tefry recently explained why the prequel is important for Season 5. "There are referential sequences and imagery and callbacks and flashbacks to the events of the play in Stranger Things Season 5 that will still make sense to you if you don’t see the play, but you’ll have a deeper understanding of them if you do," she teased.


At the time of writing, the release date for Stranger Things Season 5 has not yet been announced.