‘Stranger Things’ Producer Says Show Will Use ‘All the Tools’ to Deal with Aging Cast

The kids have aged a lot!

“Stranger Things” producer Shawn Levy is well aware the hit Netflix show’s cast is aging faster than their onscreen counterparts.

As the SAG-AFTRA strike continues and stops production on the final “Stranger Things” season, Levy isn’t getting too worried, he tells Variety.

“We’ve already watched the cast of our show grow up in the public eye, and between 12 and 22, every human being changes profoundly.” He admitted that “this passage of time is not helping,” but “that being said, our hair and makeup and wardrobe department are pretty exceptional, using costumes and wigs and makeup.”

The show’s final season being set in the ‘80s is also a big help.

“The ’80s are also our friends in returning these young adult actors to their iconic Hawkins characters. So we’re going to use all the tools available to us. And I know our cast is as eager to get back to work as the rest of us,” he said.

When the Actors’ strike concludes, cast members like Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, and Noah Schnapp will return to finish the fifth and final season of “Stranger Things.”