Stranger Things leak reveals when Season 5 takes place

Kayla Harrington
The cast of Stranger Things

A new Stranger Things Season 5 spoiler may have confirmed when the episodes will take place — and it looks like there’ll be a time jump.

Stranger Things Season 5 has seen its fair share of theories lately, including which character will die and the possibility of Will becoming a villain. Now, a new set leak appears to have revealed when the season will take place.

Stranger Things Spoilers recently tweeted a photo of a Hawkins Police Department document found in the hospital set with the year 1987 written on it.

It looks like there will be a bit of a time jump in Season 5, set to take place almost a year after the events in Season 4.

It’s not surprising that the show would do a time jump for their final season as each entry of the show has taken place about a year apart.

Season 1 took place in 1983, Season 2 was in 1984, Season 3 recounted the Summer of 1985, and Season 4 occurred during Spring Break 1986.

Plus, the Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things’ creators, told TVLine that they were planning on doing a time jump for Season 5 since there was no “feasible way” to film Season 4 and 5 back to back.

However, the decision on when to have the final season take place has some fans confused as one tweeted, “Tbh I was expecting it to take place immediately after the S4 finale with how it ended.”

Season 4 ended with the main cast — minus Max Mayfield, who is currently in a coma — gearing up for an epic showdown with Vecna. The evil being had already started to take over Hawkins from the Upside Down.

Starting Season 5 a year after this cliffhanger could give audiences a chance to see how dire things have become for the group, but viewers will have to wait until 2025 to see how the show handles this time jump.

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