‘Stranger Things’ was the production most HARMED by the pandemic, reveals Netflix

When the recordings of the 4th season of ‘Stranger Things’ officially started, the planet came to a standstill due to the growing COVID-19 pandemic. In mid-March 2020, just two weeks after filming had begun, the Netflix had announced the suspension of any film or television production for two weeks, to stop the spread of the virus.

However, the disease continued to spread and, months after delays and more delays, the recordings returned in November 2020, being finished only in September 2021 – and, as if that were not enough, the giant of streaming would divide the recent cycle into two volumes.

In Netflix’s second-quarter earnings report, co-CEO and Head of Original Content Ted Sarandos revealed that Season 4 was the most “financially impacted” by the pandemic than any other production (via comicbook.com). Resuming production months after the two-week hiatus and COVID-prevention protocols for such a massive cast and crew cost the platform around $100. 5 to 10% of costs (that is, approx. $85 million The US$170 million).

“This particular show was affected like any other by COVID because of the young cast, and the size and scope of the production, and the multiple locations we were shooting on. It was a very expensive burden to deliver it.”Sarandos explained. “One of the catalysts for splitting the season in two was the amount of time it took to produce it – and a lot of that was frozen due to early breaks and restarts in production, and we were very careful with the cast of the show. right at the beginning [da pandemia]”.

He continues: “then, [‘Stranger Things’] was more financially impacted than several other projects. If we did it again, we might even get new episodes.”

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The series was created by Matt Duffer and Ross Dufferwho have already revealed they have a plan to end production on season five.

In a small town, a group of children come across a secret government experiment, which opens the portal to another dimension, called the ‘upside down’. The boys then begin their own investigations, which lead them to an extraordinary mystery involving supernatural forces and a very, very strange little girl.

The cast has Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Joe Keery, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery.

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