Stranger Things Creators Reveal Eleven’s Origins and Brutally Dark Fifth Season Storyline

“Stranger Things” Season 4, the second part will debut soon! But fans can’t wait for knowing the answers after the shocking Volume 1 finale. It already revealed that Eleven herself created the Upside Down and the big bad Vecna, by locking One (Jamie Campbell Bower) inside the metaphysical world.

Stranger Things 4 cast
Stranger Things 4 cast

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Stranger Things creators and the Duffer Brothers weren’t ready to reveal everything now when speaking with Variety to discuss the first seven episodes of Season 4. However, they gave us plenty of clues to go on until Volume 2 shows up on July 1.

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Stranger Things Creators Answers Burning Questions About Eleven’s Origins and More Ahead of Volume 2

The Duffer Brothers talked about Eleven's origins
The Duffer Brothers talked about Eleven’s origins

In the interview, when they asked about ‘what point in the timeline does Eleven create the Upside Down about when the series starts’ the Duffer Brothers answered:

“She’s 9, and we meet her when she’s 11; Eleven is 11. So what you’re seeing in these flashbacks is two years before the flashbacks that you’re seeing in Season 1. Because I remember when we were doing the Young Eleven visual effects, we did send them Season 1 stuff, but we also sent them stuff from [when Millie Bobby Brown was on] “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.” When we did the math, that’s the age she really should be in those flashbacks. So we sent a lot of “Once Upon a Time” videos to our visual effects team.”

They further asked whether there will be more deaths in the back half of the season, or the team giving us a saving at this point. The Duffer Brothers said:

“I don’t really want to say, but I would be concerned about the characters going into Volume 2, for sure. I hope that that is sort of the sense because it is a darker season and the kids are no longer kids. So everybody is in danger. And there’s sort of an ominous feeling that things might not go well. Now, whether they do or not, you’ll have to watch.”

Stranger Things Season 4 upcoming volume 2
Stranger Things Season 4 upcoming volume 2

It appears the Stranger Things mystery that is Will’s controversial sexuality will soon be solved as well. However, they aren’t eager to confirm whether or not Noah Schnapp’s character is gay, but they promised that the audience will get transparency on the matter. They further added:

“We have story arcs and we have character arcs. How we structured [the season], we’ve released the first two acts of this story. The final act, which is the last two episodes, resolves a lot of things, both character, and story, and then some of it is also setting up for our final season.”

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Written by Shreeparna Das