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From 'Stranger Things' to 'Manifest': Five Netflix shows headed for their final season

With Stranger Things season four proving to be one of the most ground-breaking television events in history, fans are already looking ahead with glossy eyes to the final season. However, the show is not alone, and there are plenty of other big hitters with a finale around the corner. 

So, when exactly can we expect to say goodbye to Stranger Things? Well, no release date for season five has been officially announced just yet. However, in a recent GQ interview, David Harbour who plays Jim Hopper, said that they’ll begin filming next year with a view to having the series hit the streaming platform in “mid-2024”. 

Manifest is a series that Netflix specifically picked up just to be able to give it a grand farewell. The NBC show was dropped after three seasons by the original broadcaster last year. Netflix swooped in, much to the delight of fans, and has commissioned a two-part 20-episode finale for the show. Production wrapped on the first ten back in April, so we can expect them by the end of the year. 

In another change of tact from the streaming giant as it looks to diversify its content: The Last Kingdom might have wrapped its final season, but it has set itself up for a farewell film. Season five’s finale aired back in March, however, the film, Seven Kings Must Die, started filming in recent months and is expected in 2023. 

Locke and Key’s final season is only two days away (August 10th). This shock departure has been widely bemoaned by fans for a number of reasons, not least because the swansong is two episodes shorter than usual with only eight in the offing. Nevertheless, showrunners have promised a proper goodbye.

Dead to Me is also departing after three seasons. The creators have had plenty of time to cook up a resolution for Jen and Judy so let’s hope it can all end well when they grace our screens for the last time this autumn. No official release date has been announced but it has been touted that it may well be part of Netflix’s September batch so watch this space.