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Happy Stranger Things Day! While the cast couldn’t take part in the annual celebration due to ongoing negotiations between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP, the writers and Netflix team managed to generate plenty of excitement about the ever-expanding Stranger Things universe. They treated fans to a sneak peek of various exciting developments, ranging from the first glimpse of “The First Shadow” to the return of the Dead by Daylight DLC. It’s safe to say that Stranger Things enthusiasts have plenty to look forward to today. However, one of the biggest reveals of the day just arrived with the opening script lines for the first episode of the final season. The script reads:

DARKNESS
The sound of COLD WIND. GROANING TREES. And…
A CHILD’S VOICE. Singing a familiar song:

The script remains fairly cryptic, offering little insight into the plot or which characters will be featured in this initial scene. However, this small teaser provides ample material for speculation. Is the child depicted in the script young Will or Max in a flashback, or could it be an entirely new character from the show’s future?

Fans of the series are no strangers to the iconic soundtrack selections that have become a hallmark of Stranger Things. The “familiar song” mentioned in the script could be anything from The Clash’s “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” — a tune deeply intertwined with Will’s storyline — to Kate Bush’s emotionally charged “Running Up That Hill,” which left a lasting impact on viewers when used as the backdrop for an epic Season 4 scene.

What to Expect From Season 5

While it might be some time before we witness the fifth and final season of Stranger Things, the creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, have already disclosed some details. This concluding season is anticipated to consist of eight episodes, culminating in an epic 2.5-hour series finale. The episode from which these script lines originate is titled “Chapter One: The Crawl,” and its cover was unveiled on a previous Stranger Things Day in 2022. Director Shawn Levy has previously hinted that this final season will be “epic and very emotional.”

As we eagerly await more updates on Stranger Things Season 5, you can revisit the full post above. And don’t forget, all four seasons of Stranger Things are currently available for streaming on Netflix.