“Stranger Things” Star Maya Hawke Teases Mind-Boggling Final Season

Stranger Things is creeping toward its fifth and final season on Netflix, the culmination of one of the most successful, consistently engaging shows on the streamer since it burst onto the scene in 2016. And now, one of the series stars, Maya Hawke, who plays the beloved and brave nerd Robin Buckley, has offered a tiny teaser for what fans can expect from the final season of Matt and Ross Duffer’s juggernaut sci-fi show.

Hawke, who is currently promoting her father-daughter project Wildcat, about author Flannery O’Connor (and directed and co-written by her dad, Ethan Hawke), spoke with Collider about that project and gamely answered a few Stranger Things-related questions. While Hawke is, of course, not allowed to spill any specific details, she was able to give a sense of what she was feeling filming the final season.

The first thing to note is not even Hawke knows how the series will end.

“I haven’t gotten to read the final scripts yet,” she told Collider. “So I haven’t had a reaction, and I actually genuinely know nothing about the last two episodes of the show.”

While she doesn’t know how the battle royale between the Upside Down’s Main Boss Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower) and the gang will end, she does believe that audiences will find the final season as emotional to watch as it was for her to be a part of.

“I do know what happens before then, and it’s extremely exciting. It’s always wonderful when the kind of riddle of a world that gets built starts to get resolved and questions start to be answered. I think it was mind-bogglingly wonderful for me and I think audiences will feel that way too. It’s really an emotional thing to go into filming this last season, so I’m excited.”

While not much is known about the shape of season 5, one thing the Duffer Brothers promised is that the entire gang (the survivors, anyway) will be returning to their original formations to take on Vecna back in Hawkins, Indiana. After trips to Russia and California in season 4, it sounds like the final battle will end where the series began.

There’s no release date yet for season five, but we’ll share it when we find out.

For more on Stranger Things, check out these stories:

How “Stranger Things” Editor Dean Zimmerman Helped Shaped the Feature Length Season 4 Finale

“Stranger Things 4”: Watch Jamie Campbell Bower Become Vecna

“Tentacles Squelching Wetly”: Meet the “Stranger Things 4” Subtitle Writers

“Stranger Things 4” Music Editor Lena Glikson on Cutting Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill”

Featured image: STRANGER THINGS. Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley in STRANGER THINGS. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022


The Credits

The Credits is an online magazine that tells the story behind the story to celebrate our large and diverse creative community. Focusing on profiles of below-the-line filmmakers, The Credits celebrates the often uncelebrated individuals who are indispensable to the films and TV shows we love.