The Stranger Things cast has spoken out about their thoughts on the show as a whole, what it means to them, as well as their predictions and hopes for the final season!
Stranger Things is coming to an end after they first filmed season one in 2015. With a total of four seasons, the cast has discussed how they feel about leaving their “family.”
When discussing predictions, Noah said, “There will definitely be another center point for Will in season 5, and I think it’s really exciting, and I’m definitely so excited to see what they have in store.” The Duffer brothers haven’t told him specifics, but Noah said, “I think the story opened and started with Will, and I think ending it with him and circling back on that is a nice way for them to wrap it up.” This prediction could definitely be a possibility because the brothers say he will be excited for what’s to come.
Noah explained how he’s feeling about the show wrapping up. He said, “I’m just going to miss kind of that family that we’ve built and the connections on set. I’ve gone back to that place for the past 10 years now, and they’ve watched me grow up and it’s definitely going to be sad when I have to permanently say goodbye and know I’m not going to be walking back on that set. But I’m definitely going to make an effort to work on other projects with the cast and crew in the future. And I think the legacy of Stranger Things will live on forever.” It is clear how close he became with his fellow co-stars that he hopes to work with them in the future.
Milly Bobby Brown
Milly has a slightly different reaction than the other cast members. She said, “I’m definitely ready to wrap up. I feel like there’s a lot of the story that’s been told now.” She also mentioned, “It’s been in our lives for a very long time. But I’m very ready to say goodbye to this chapter of my life and open new ones up.” She has definitely grown up and is ready to take bigger steps toward her future.
She also mentioned, “I’m able to create stories myself that are important to me and focus on the bigger picture. But I’m really grateful [for the show].” This series showed her talent and definitely jump started her career.
Natalia is ready to jump into the action for the final season, saying, “I have no doubt the bigger, scarier, action-y plot will be very much there. That’s almost guaranteed.” From previous seasons, this seems like a reasonable prediction.
She added, “But I really am looking forward to hopefully having some of those nice character moments of these people connecting and showing that they care about each other. That’s the heart of what we like to do. I believe that’s part of the appeal of the show — the heart.” It is obvious how strongly she feels towards this series that she puts her heart into it.
David discussed how he “did a lot of training for season 4. He [Hopper] was in a very specific position, that Russian prison. It was about making him a different guy and sort of shedding a layer of himself physically, mentally, and emotionally. But now he’s back in town, he’s back in America where they have cheeseburgers, so he will be well-fed.” While this doesn’t give us much about his predictions, at least we know Hopper will be properly nourished.
He also agrees that “Now we’re almost nine years from filming the first season, and I think it is time for it to end.” He added, “But it is, of course, very bittersweet. You know, there’s a sadness there. But also, we’ve all grown up. It is time for us to leave that nest and try other things and different projects. And to let the Duffer Brothers try different things as well. I mean, those guys are so talented. I want to see what they come up with next. So it is bittersweet, but it’s definitely time.” It shows that he really wants the best for everyone and to see his cast “family” succeed.
While Gaten said he hasn’t really thought about what might happen, he said, “I’d love to see a good launchpad for growth and I’d love to see these characters thrive and move on from the trauma they’ve endured over the past few years.” This would be a peaceful way to end things.
Gaten does have mixed emotions about the final season, though. He said, “There’s kind of an excitement there because you always want to wrap it up and see how these characters are going to finally develop one last time, and how they’re going to finish their journeys. But also there’s like a deep fear. Not only has it been amazing, but it’s been pretty great job security for a while. Back to freelance.”
Sadie does not have many predictions due to where they left off. There are so many possibilities. Nonetheless, she said, “Spoiler-free, just with the way my character ended in season 4, I have no idea what is going to happen. But I’ll be there.” She added that she just hopes she is not in a body cast this time. Sadie also said, “I feel like after everything Max went through, if she ever wakes up, then I think she would just flee. I think she’s gonna get out, get out of Hawkins.” This would definitely be interesting after everything she has been through.
Sadie agrees, “It’s happening and that it’s the last season, so it’s going to be emotional I’m sure.” When discussing leaving their “family,” she said, “It’s scary and sad, but I think it’s exciting to kind of move on to the next chapter, I guess.”
It is clear this cast has made an impact on each other and hopefully continue to stay close after the final season is over.