The makers of stranger things have revealed that season five will break with one of the show’s longstanding narrative traditions.
At the start of each new season, the hit Netflix sci-fi series has made a habit of introducing new characters into the mix.
Popular additions to the list include Maya Hawke’s Robin Buckley, Noah Schnapp’s Will Byers and Joe Keery’s Steve Harrington.
In season four, Joseph Quinn joined the cast as Eddie Munson.
However, stranger things Creators Ross and Matt Duffer have revealed that the forthcoming fifth and final season will not shift focus to new characters.
“Whenever we introduce a new character, we want to make sure that they’re an integral part of the narrative,” said Ross Duffer IndieWire.
“But every time we do that, we’re nervous because you’re like, ‘We’ve got a great cast of characters and actors here, and every moment that we spend on a new character, we’re taking time from one of the others Actor.’ So we’re very, very careful about who we introduce.”
“I just like to shake it up, so let’s shake it up by changing the plot or adding a new monster,” Matt added.
“We are doing our best to resist [adding new characters] for season 5. We try to avoid that so we can focus on the OG characters I think.”
Click here for an overview of everything we know stranger things‘ forthcoming fifth and final season.
Some elsewhere stranger things‘s Stars have made an inquiry for the upcoming fifth season after some complaints about the latest episodes.
The complaint even drew a reaction from the series’ creators, Matt and Ross Duffer.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/stranger-things-season-5-cast-joe-will-b2145082.html Stranger Things Season 5: The creators announce that they are abandoning the series tradition for the final season