Stranger Things writers shut down Eleven spinoff report: ‘Not true’

STRANGER THINGS. (L to R) Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven and Noah Schnapp as Will Byers in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022
STRANGER THINGS. (L to R) Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven and Noah Schnapp as Will Byers in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022 /
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With Stranger Things nearing its conclusion, fans are eager to see how the final chapter of Netflix’s hit series will come to an end. They’re also eager to see how the franchise will live on after the flagship series comes to a close with many fans hoping that their favorite characters’ stories could continue via spinoff projects.

Of course, it’s understandable to want to see more of the characters we’ve come to know and love in the series which is why fans were quick to get behind a recent report from Giant Freakin Robot that hinted Millie Bobby Brown would be continuing her role as Eleven via a spinoff project. According to the report, Brown was said to have inked a deal to reprise her role as Eleven in a spinoff.

The report quickly managed to spark excitement among fans; however, the excitement was short-lived thanks to the prompt nature in which those actually connected with the show reacted to the report.

After catching wind of the report from Giant Freankin Robot, the Stranger Things writers quickly shut down the report with a short and sweet response. “Not true,” the official Twitter handle for the show’s writers replied to the tweet sharing the false report, making it crystal clear there is no truth to the reports of an Eleven spinoff.

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Is Netflix developing a Stranger Things spinoff?

Although Netflix is not developing a Stranger Things spinoff centered around Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven at this time, the Duffer Brothers have confirmed there are plans to continue the franchise following the show’s final season. As for how the franchise will continue? That remains a mystery as the Duffers have not confirmed any details about the spinoff.

During a 2022 interview with Variety, the Duffer brothers confirmed they do have an idea already of what their plans are for a spinoff. They also confirmed that there is only one person who knows what their idea is: Finn Wolfhard.

"“We do have an idea for a spinoff that we’re super excited about … but we haven’t told anyone the idea yet, much less written it. We think everyone, including Netflix, will be surprised when they hear the concept, because it’s very, very different,” the Duffers revealed at the time. “But somehow Finn Wolfhard, who is one crazy smart kid, correctly guessed what it was going to be about. But aside from Finn, no one else knows!”"

The plan seems to hold off on announcing any spinoff for the series until closer to or after the final season arrives on Netflix, which makes sense. Revealing details too far in advance could spoil events of the final season as announcing a spinoff starring a certain character or characters would seem to hint at their fate entering the farewell season.

Stranger Things is streaming now on Netflix. Season 5 is expected to arrive sometime in 2024. 

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