Stranger Things premiered its first season on Netflix in July 2016, and audiences embraced the throwback of 1980s nostalgia combined with the ominous undertones that befell the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. It is no secret that the creators of Stranger Things have always planned for the show to last four or five seasons. Stranger Things actor Noah Schnapp recently revealed why the cast members’ emotions were recently turned up to 11.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 17-year-old actor, best known for his role as Will on the popular Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things, appeared on The Tonight Show on Friday, where host Jimmy Fallon mentioned that Stranger Things, which will soon begin its fourth season, will only have one more season after that.
Schnapp responded by recalling an emotional moment earlier this year when co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer announced in an open letter distributed to media outlets that the show would end with the fifth season. Schnapp went on to say that he reached out to co-star Millie Bobby Brown for support, and she, like Gaten Matarazzo, was on the same page.
“They recently posted this letter that they wrote, which I never saw until they posted because they don’t really tell us anything, because they know I’m always spoiling stuff. So they put out this letter, and it’s like, ‘The show’s ending — that’s it. This is the beginning of the end.’ And I read it, and I was just bawling. I was so upset.”
“And I texted Millie, my castmate who plays Eleven, and she was like, ‘You’re crying, too? So am I.’ And then she texted Gaten, who also plays Dustin. He’s like, ‘I’m crying, too.’ And then we all texted the Duffers and were like, ‘This is so sad. I can’t believe this is over.’ And they’re like, ‘You guys gotta stop texting us. I know it’s over, but we have time left.’”
In terms of what fans can expect from the first volume of season four episodes, which will be released on May 27, Schnapp promised “complete and utter chaos.” He continued, “Everyone’s spread out everywhere. It’s just the craziest, biggest thing you’ve seen from Stranger Things.”
So, with the storyline and arc already determined, it’s probably best to say farewell to Stranger Things on a high note rather than sinking the ship entirely. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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