It’s official. Production is underway on the fifth and final season of Stranger Things. The show films in Jackson, Georgia, 45 minutes outside of Atlanta. See below if you’d like to plan a Set-Jetting trip to the filming locations
The show posted a cast photo on X (fka Twitter) Monday morning with the caption: “THIS IS A CODE RED STRANGER THINGS 5 has officially begun!!”
The Netflix series was close to starting production on Season 5 when the WGA strike began May 2.
Stranger Things‘ main “OG” cast includes David Harbour, Noah Schnapp, Winona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton.
Scripts had been completed by then, but, faced with the prospect of filming without writers on set, creators, executive producers and showrunners the Duffer Brothers opted instead to postpone production, which then was delayed further by the actors strike.
Matt and Ross Duffer told Stagerunner last year that a major goal with the final season is to “stick the landing.”
“Characters are already going to be in action, they’re already going to have a goal and a drive, and I think that’s going to carve out at least a couple hours and make this season feel really different,” Matt Duffer said at the time. “I’m sure the wrap-up will be a lot longer. It’s going to be ‘Return of the King’-ish with, like, eight endings.
Set-Jet to the Stranger Things filming location:
Where is Jackson?
Located a mere 45 minutes south of Atlanta, Jackson presents an ideal day trip destination for fans and curious travelers alike.
A Bright Future Ahead
Mayor Carlos Duffey of Jackson shared, “It’s not every day that a town gets to be part of television history. We’re not just a filming location; we are a part of the Stranger Things family. This International Stranger Things Day, we invite everyone to experience the southern hospitality of Hawkins, Indiana, right here in Jackson.”
Stranger Things enthusiasts now have more compelling reasons to visit.Jackson isn’t just a backdrop for the series, it’s a living homage. The town has embraced its cinematic legacy by dedicating its downtown to host Stranger Things aficionados. Visitors can immerse themselves in:
Stranger Things Tours: With enthusiastic guides, guests can wander the very spots where pivotal scenes were shot and relive the magic of the show.
Stranger Things Escape Room: Challenge your wits and dive deeper into the series’ mysteries.
Themed Dining: Savor dishes and drinks inspired by the series at local restaurants and cafes as they offer special Stranger Things menus.
Exclusive Merchandise: Shop for unique souvenirs that you won’t find anywhere else.