In the Season 4 finale, the showdown between the Upside Down and Hawkins reaches its peak. The closing scene reveals ominous, hellish clouds gathering above the neighborhood, while a field of flowers begins to wither away. With the gateway between the Upside Down and Hawkins opened, there's a sense that the familiar Indiana town will gradually transform into the nightmarish realm that our beloved characters have long battled to prevent throughout 'Stranger Things'. What awaits Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and the rest of the gang as their story progresses?

In the face of Vecna's threat, Eleven, also known as Jane Hopper, emerges as Hawkins' last hope. While characters like Steve Harrington, Nancy Wheeler, and Jim Hopper demonstrate their heroism, it is ultimately Eleven's superhuman abilities that position her as the only one capable of directly confronting Vecna. It's understandably difficult to envision the beloved and seemingly indomitable character Eleven meeting her end.

Since Linda Hamilton's casting announcement last year, rumors about her role in 'Stranger Things' have been circulating. Some fans on X have theorized that time travel will be introduced in Season 5, suggesting that Linda Hamilton could portray "the future Eleven." This theory adds an intriguing dimension to discussions about Eleven's character and the potential direction of the upcoming season.

Stranger Things' Taps Linda Hamilton for Season 5 Cast

Linda Hamilton Joins Stranger Things Season 5

Linda Hamilton, 67, is famous for her roles in time-travel movies like The Terminator series. Her role in 'Stranger Things' remains undisclosed, as the streaming service has chosen not to share any additional information about her character.

Despite reports indicating that 'Stranger Things' Season 5 won't be released until 2025, there's uplifting news: production has officially resumed as of January 2024. Alongside the announcement, a behind-the-scenes picture was shared with their season five scripts, featuring the cast, crew, and the Duffer brothers.

stranger things season 5 cast behind the scenes

The Duffer brothers shared that the pitch for 'Stranger Things' Season 5 stirred deep emotions among Netflix executives, who were moved to tears by the thought of the show nearing its conclusion. This response hints at potentially heightened stakes and emotional depth in the upcoming season.


"Stranger Things" is currently available for streaming on Netflix.