“Stranger Things” season 5 is prepping for its fifth and final season and it appears no major changes as far as streaming will happen.

No less than series executive producer Peter Friedlander set the records straight.

In an interview with Variety, the Netflix boss stressed that possibly seeing “Stranger Things” every week is not among their plans.

"For the fans of Stranger Things, this is how they've been watching that show, and I think to change that on them would be disappointing," Friedlander quipped. "To not give them exactly what they’ve been expecting -- which is Stranger Things is a seasonal experience, they go through that with them -- I think that it would be an abrupt change for the member."

Hence, the series is expected to continue to use the binge model for the scripted series on Netflix.

The move could be considered bold considering Netflix lost about 200,000 subscribers this year. But it appears this will not alter their plans or strategy, at least for now.

“We fundamentally believe that we want to give our members the choice in how they view,” the Netflix exec said. “And so giving them that option on these scripted series to watch as much as they want to watch when they watch it, is still fundamental to what we want to provide. And so when you see something like a batched season with ‘Stranger Things,’ this is our attempt at making sure we can get shows out quicker to the members.”

Further, Friedlander added that the current strategy is to cater to the US audience and make sure that they don’t overlook the US marketplace.

For now, the focus is on “Stranger Things” season 4. The series has already broken the previous premiering record, something that should set the tone, heading into the final season.

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