Stranger Things Season 4 was the most gruesome one we might have witnessed until now. Looking at all the flashbacks and fight all at once was a bittersweet feeling. That constant fear of losing our beloved characters took a toll on most of us and watching Eddie Munson die in the end was traumatizing. Even though we are still unaware of Max’s faith we direly wish that both Max and Eddie get a better narrative in the last season of the sci-fi.
Keeping in mind the success and love this series is welcoming its way, it is evident that season 5 won’t be the end of this story. However, fans might get disheartened to know that the original characters won’t be returning for the Stranger Things spin-off. Yes, you read that right, they won’t be returning since The Duffer Brothers don’t really find this idea appealing.
Original characters won’t return for Stranger Things spin-off
The “Stranger Things” creators Matt and Ross Duffer are working on a spinoff, but don’t anticipate it to be solely focused on characters like Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven or Joe Keery’s Steve Harrington. On a recent episode of the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast, The Duffer Brothers stated that the spin-off won’t revolve around Eleven or Steve or Dustin since that has all been done and they don’t really find the idea of repeating all this over again appealing.
“It’s not following…I’ve read these rumors that there’s gonna be an Eleven spinoff, that there’s gonna be a Steve and Dustin spinoff or that it’s another number. That’s not interesting to me because we’ve done all that. We’ve spent I don’t know how many hours exploring all of that. So it’s very different.”
The spinoff will be “1000% different” from the main series, according to the Duffer Brothers. The “storytelling sensibility,” not the primary characters, will be the strongest link between the first season of “Stranger Things” and the impending spinoff. The Duffer Brothers added, “hopefully we find that right person to pass the baton to as we go on to do new stuff,” adding that they are “really jazzed” about the concept of a spinoff. The pair said that as of currently, not even Netflix is aware of their plans for the spinoff.
As for the 5th season, according to The Duffer Brothers, it is going to be short and quick, “I don’t know that it’s going to be going 100 miles an hour at the start of 5, but it’s going to be moving pretty fast.” Previous seasons somehow depicted the characters’ lives in detail, however, keeping in mind the not-so-wrapped-up end for Season 4, things are going to be really different in the upcoming season, “characters are already going to be in action. They’re already going to have a goal and a drive, and I think that’s going to carve out at least a couple hours and make this [final] season feel really different.”
All four seasons of Stranger Things are available to stream on Netflix.
Source – Variety