‘Stranger Things’ Fan-Favorite Confirms They Won’t Return For Season 5

An absent favorite!

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Netflix’s biggest show, Stranger Things, is finally set to come to an end. However, one fan-favorite star confirms they won’t return for season 5.

Stranger Things takes a strange pride in introducing fan-favorite characters and killing them off in the same season. Perhaps no character was more emblematic of this pattern than Eddie Munson. If there was a number 2, however, it would be Sean Astin’s Bob Newby from season 2. When asked if he’d return to season 5, Astin shut down any notion Netflix would have them return, even for a flashback.

“[Fans would] say, ‘Are you gonna be in ‘Stranger Things’,’ and I would say, ‘No, I’m dead'” Astin explained during a recent appearance at LA Comic Con. “But why couldn’t they do a flashback [for Season 5]… to a happier time with—I know why they won’t. Because it’s going to be Hopper and Joyce, and they’re not going to want to flashback to a time when she was actually happy [laughs].”

It would certainly be a treat to see Sean Astin return as Bob Newby in season 5. Much of Joyce’s character in Stranger Things revolves around her trauma from losing people like Bob. So perhaps a flashback or a force-ghost-esque cameo could serve to help her move on.

Stranger Things are coming to Hawkins…

Details regarding Stranger Things season five are currently being kept under lock and key at Netflix. Jim Hopper actor David Harbour recently mentioned that he is preparing to shoot the season at the same time as Marvel’s Thunderbolts, as both productions are based in Georgia. Both productions are currently on hold due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike.

Stranger Things was created by Matt and Ross Duffer. The two also executive produce the series alongside Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, Brian Wright, Cindy Holland, Jessica Mecklenburg, Matt Thunell, Karl Gajdusek, Iain Paterson and Curtis Gwinn.

The first four seasons of Stranger Things are available to stream on Netflix. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the final season and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Source: The Direct

Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

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