Stranger Things Season 5, the final chapter in the acclaimed Netflix drama, is due to begin filming next year, as confirmed in an interview with Millie Bobby Brown. Talking with Netflix Queue, the 18-year-old actress opened up about her career. She said the Duffer Brothers, the creative minds behind the series, gave the actress “an opportunity that not many people were giving me at the time.”
Brown, who is also known for her work alongside Henry Cavill in the Enola Holmes series, the star said the Duffer brothers “believed in me, and they knew I was capable of something. I’m just very grateful, and they’ve always been there for me.”
As the interview steered onto the last season of Stranger Things, Brown confirmed the fifth and final chapter would begin filming sometime in 2023. “We were all under 14 years old when we started — when we were in our formative years,” Brown reflected on her long-lived relationships with other cast members. She described it as “the biggest time to be around people and figure out who you are. I think that is why it is so important to us kids because it’s [been] such a huge part of our lives.”
“That does break my heart,” Brown said, knowing that eventually, she’d part ways with Eleven’s character. As for now, Season 4 wrapped earlier in the year, and the final home stretch is on the horizon for the hit sci-fi series, which debuted on Netflix in July 2016. The Duffer Brothers recently indicated that the long run times seen in Season 4 wouldn’t be as “extreme” in Season 5 before recently trolling their fans on social media by releasing a pixelated picture of the entire plot outline for the final season.
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.