Stranger things will end with the fifth season, however, the recording schedule is suspended due to the Hollywood strike negotiations.
This has become one of the biggest concerns for the producers of the series, after all, young actors have reached adulthood and it will not be difficult to bring characters to life under 18 years old.
In an interview for the expirationproducer Shawn Levy expressed his concern about this.
“No, I was surprised that something I said on this topic got so much coverage. The bottom line is we know what we’re doing in this program. Our cast is brilliant. And these characters created by the Duffers are so vivid. I’m not worried about everyone adapting and bringing it to life“, began Levy.
“We’ve already seen the cast of our show grow up before the eyes of the audience, and between the ages of 12 and 22 every human being changes profoundly. This passage of time certainly doesn’t help“.
No artificial intelligence
Also in the interview, Levy assured that he will not use artificial intelligence to rejuvenate the actors and that he believes in the potential of the makeup team.
“That said, our hair, makeup and wardrobe department is truly exceptional, using costumes, wigs and makeup. The ’80s are also our friend as these young adult actors return to their iconic Hawkins characters. We therefore use all the tools at our disposal. And I know our cast is as eager to get back to work as the rest of us“.
In another interview, Shawn Levy commented on his concern about the aging cast of Stranger Things.
“The draft was not complete when the strike began. We were supposed to start filming in June and have been on hold ever since. This is killing us, because these children will not slow down the aging process. I beg them to do it, but apparently the AI can’t do it. Indeed, AI could do this, but not in real life. Only on the screen“.
Younger actors like it Millie Bobby Brown AND Finn Wolfhard They are in their 20s and play 15-year-old characters.
While the elderly like it Joe Keery AND Natalia Dyer They are in their 30s and play characters between 17 and 18 years old.
The fifth and final season of Stranger things There is no release date yet Netflix.
The producer has stated that he will not use artificial intelligence in the series