Stranger Things 4: Sadie Sink wants the characters to catch a break

Stranger Things - Credit: Netflix
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The kids of Hawkins – and now beyond! – could use a break in Stranger Things 4, and star of the series Sadie Sink agrees.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the Stranger Things kids caught a break in Stranger Things 4? That’s what Sadie Sink, who stars as Max in the hit Netflix original series, wants to see in the new season, according to a report from Entertainment Tonight.

Sink shared her thoughts with ET on the Red Carpet of Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List, according to the report.

Through three seasons of the series, the kids of Hawkins have been tortured by a few monsters and people in power. It sounds like Sink is hoping for more normal, high school storylines in the upcoming season, especially after the crazy events of Stranger Things 3. 

Here’s what Sink told ET, via Yahoo:

"“I just want to see them in high school, being normal kids. I feel like that’s what all of us want at this point,” she expressed, adding, “We’ve been through enough, let them have a break.”"

This idea that the kids of Stranger Things need a break is nothing new. Many fans and those involved with the show have been mentioning it as a possibility over the last few years.

Unfortunately, I don’t think it will ever happen, at least in terms of what we see in the show, and that has more to do with how much time passes over the course of the season. In each season, aside from time jumps at the end, like the one at the end of Stranger Things 3, we are only with these characters over the course of a few days, or a week or two. That’s not enough time to really allow the characters to find themselves or enjoy high school being normal.

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Instead, we only get to meet up with them when there’s big-time drama, and I’m not talking about the drama between friends. We’re talking about drama with monsters!

If the show was like Riverdale and each season was 22 episodes long, we’d definitely be able to see them explore more of the high school storylines. Instead, with only eight or nine episodes per season and the amount of story there is to cover, we only get to see small snippets of life outside of the monster mania.

Stranger Things 3 moved so fast, too. It was all story, all the time. There was very little room to slow down and let the kids enjoy being kids in the summer. We got to see a little of it, but by Chapter Four, they already knew the Mind Flayer was back in Hawkins planning something big.

In Stranger Things 4, I have no doubt the writers and the Duffer Brothers will continue to give us little bits of what life is like in Hawkins (and beyond!) for these characters. I don’t see that lasting long. Hopefully, they will have Hopper to save, Russians to stop and more monsters to thwart!

Netflix has not officially renewed the series for season 4 yet, but we know this show is coming back for a new season. According to multiple reports, production on Stranger Things 4 starts this fall. That has not been confirmed by official reports, though.

We’ll let you know more about Stranger Things 4 when we find out!

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