While Stranger Things’ final season is still on hold until the writer’s strike ends, it looks like some plans are still being put into motion. As first reported by One TAke News, Dan Trachtenberg who famously directed the Predator prequel Prey and 10 Cloverfield Lane, will join the upcoming fifth season as a director. While it’s unclear what episode he is set to tackle or even if he’s going to tackle multiple going in.
This isn’t his first TV work, as he also was the one who directed the pilot episode for Amazon’s The Boys, and also worked on Netflix’s Black Mirror: Playtest. He’s the second bit of news we got from Netflix recently, as during their TUDUM event it was confirmed that Terminator alum Linda Hamilton is also joining the cast of the sequel. Sadly, it seems like Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to stick to Fubar for now.
It’ll be interesting to see what exactly their plans are for the final season. While each season paid tribute to different horror genres, such as The Blob in Season 3. Perhaps after teasing the Freddy Krueger influences in its latest season, they might go all-in on a 90s slasher-inspired season. Hamilton joining would be a fun hint at them playing around with a new type of horror.