With the SAG/AFTRA strikes in play, and as fans, we know we’ll be waiting some time for Season 5 of Stranger Things to air. The Duffer Brothers say the fifth season will place Will’s character (Noah Schnapp) “centre stage” in a final run that’ll “tie the entire series together.”
In an interview with Variety, the Duffer Brothers explained that Will, who has played an integral role in Stranger Things since it launched in 2016 (he was the first to disappear into the Upside Down and set everything else in motion), would be the centre of an “emotional arc” that they felt would “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,” they added. As recently as Season 4, Schnapp had tapped into Will’s sexuality and touched upon unexplored feelings for Mike. Since Will’s story took front and centre at the beginning of Season 1, it’s fitting the story comes full circle and returns to him.
Stranger Things stars Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, Gaten Matarazzo, Joe Keery, Natalia Dyer, Maya Hawke, and Charlie Heaton. The first four seasons of Stranger Things are available to stream on Netflix.
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