First details on Stranger Things' final season revealed
The Duffer Brothers have said one character is "going to hopefully tie the whole series together".
Netflix's megahit sci-fi series Stranger Things will be wrapping up with its upcoming fifth season and the show's creators have revealed new details about what fans can expect from the final batch of episodes.
Matt and Ross Duffer - credited as the Duffer Brothers - made the comments as part of a profile in Variety about Noah Schnapp, the actor who plays Will Byers, the younger son of Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder), on the series.
Will is one of the Stranger Things' main characters, with his disappearance back in season one kicking off the show's supernatural shenanigans.
Stranger Things Season 5 star Noah Schnapp
In the Variety article, the Duffer Brothers joke about Schnapp's reputation for accidentally revealing spoilers about the Netflix runaway hit, with Matt Duffer stating:
“We sent him the first three scripts for Season 5. I texted him and said: ‘Just don’t be a Tom Holland here.’ He laughed about it and said: ‘Of course not.’ And then he immediately put something on TikTok about them. But you can never be mad at Noah. He’s a sweet kid. He can’t help himself.”
The Duffers then reveal that they took the risk of sending Schnapp the scripts because they wanted to prepare the 18-year-old for the major role his character will play in the final season.
On this, Ross Duffer explained: “Will really takes center stage again in 5. This emotional arc for him is what we feel is going to hopefully tie the whole series together.
"Will is used to being the young one, the introverted one, the one that’s being protected. So part of his journey, it’s not just sexuality — it’s Will coming into his own as a young man.”
It was previously revealed that Stranger Things season five will consist of eight episodes and will see Linda Hamilton of The Terminator franchise fame joining the cast.
That said, fans will most likely be waiting a long while to see the conclusion to the series. This is as the start of production on the final batch of episodes has been delayed by the ongoing writers' strike.
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