From the very beginning we knew Stranger Things wouldn’t be a show that had a 10-15 season run. As the show moved in real time, the 1980s setting would soon age-out, and the young stars would grow into adults. Creators The Duffer Brothers were also conscious of this, stating after the series’ huge debut that they’d likely only continue for a maximum of five seasons before the “gimmicks got tiresome.”
Now, with the fifth season on the horizon, and confirmed to be the last, star Millie Bobby Brown has opened up about her hopes that the franchise will soon wrap up.
“When you’re ready, you’re like, ‘All right, let’s do this. Let’s tackle this last senior year. Let’s get out of here. Stranger Things takes up a lot of time to film and it’s preventing me from creating stories that I’m passionate about. So, I’m ready to say, ‘Thank you, and goodbye.’”
Whilst Brown definitely sounds ready to put an end to her time as Eleven, she was quick to stress how grateful she is for the role that has become her calling card.
“Stranger Things has given me the tools and the resources to be a better actor. It’s been such a huge factor in part of my life, but it’s like graduating high school, it’s like senior year. You’re ready to go and blossom and flourish and you’re grateful for the time you’ve had, but it’s time to create your own message and live your own life.”
We know Season 5 of the hit Netflix show is set to be the final instalment. However, we know precious little about the content we’re in for, as this outing is kept particularly vague. Filming on the project has been delayed for over 100 days and counting due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. Speculation continues that the release of the final season will be pushed to 2025, with Netflix drip-feeding information to tide fans over, like the recent casting of Linda Hamilton.
We’ll keep an eye out for any further Stranger Things updates, rest assured.