Since the second season stranger things introduced several new characters. Some of these are unnecessary (sorry!) Kali/008, a particularly important character in Season 3, Billy Hargrove, ultimate fan favorite Eddie Munson, and many more.
Sometimes these additions added to the story, and other times they felt a bit unnecessary. Especially since the Netflix original already has such a large ensemble cast, you don’t want their time taken away from them. But sometimes it’s nice to see some new faces.
The show is expected to introduce us to new characters each season, especially loveable ones like Eddie, Bob Newby, and Alexei, and then break our hearts by killing them. But in the fifth and final season, the creators of the series will take a different approach.
Duffer Brothers have not confirmed any new characters for Stranger Things Season 5
In the Season 4 Volume 2 after show on YouTube for Netflix Geeked, Ross and Matt Duffer (aka the Duffer Brothers) confirmed that they won’t be introducing any new characters in Season 5.
When asked how they’re keeping track of all the main characters, especially since many of the new characters are also getting their own storylines, Matt said, “We’re stopping. We’re not adding any more characters in Season 5. I promise it.”
This makes sense since the co-creator said in another recent interview with Collider that the original Hawkins group will be working together in season five instead of being apart, returning to the season one dynamic we all fell in love with.
I think that’s a really good decision since the main cast is already so big. There are too many characters to focus on and the writers will really want to make sure they focus the story on each person as this is the final season.
The show has received complaints from some fans as they haven’t killed any of the main characters since the show started and that so many new characters can sometimes take away from the main characters. And with that final, complicated fight with Vecna, the group will definitely need to stick together!
What do you think of this decision? Do you agree? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
All four seasons of stranger things stream on Netflix.
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