The episode count for Season 5 is unknown, but the episodes are expected to be shorter than the previous season.

The Duffer Brothers have hinted at a time jump in Season 5, which would align the characters' ages with those of the actors and introduce new story developments.

The creators have stated that Season 5 will be the culmination of the planned story arc and will continue the intense and emotional journey of the characters in Hawkins.

Fans can continue to watch previous seasons of Stranger Things on Netflix while they wait for Season 5.