Following its premiere on Netflix in July 2016, Stranger Things immediately became a hit.
Starring Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton and Joe Keery, among some other major names, the sci-fi series has garnered major success with fans on the edge of their seats for what’s to come. When it comes to their personal achievements, the actors reportedly had a major pay raise between season 1 and season 3, according to The Hollywood Reporter in March 2018. Although exact numbers are kept under wraps, it’s no surprise that the entire cast had a jump in salary after introducing fans to the Upside Down.
Stranger Things served as an entrance into Hollywood for a lot of the cast members, including Millie. “The thing is, I get asked when I first knew I wanted to act so often, and I genuinely can’t answer it. It’s just … I got the bug and that’s it,” she told Vogue in September 2016.
“I think the show’s success is because we have a great cast and a great crew,” the actress added at the time. “I kind of knew it would happen, that it would be big, because our writers are geniuses and we have a great cast. We’re like a family.”
After a long hiatus due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the show’s fourth season got a 2022 release date. A message from creators Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer in February of that same year gave viewers a much-needed update on the series, announcing that an upcoming fifth season would be the show’s last.
“Seven years ago, we planned out the complete story arc for Stranger Things. At the time, we predicted the story would last four to five seasons,” a February 2022 social media post from the Duffer Brothers read. “It proved too large to tell in four, but — as you’ll soon see for yourselves — we are now hurtling toward our finale. Season 4 will be the penultimate season; season 5 will be the last.”
However, Matt and Ross teased that there may be much more to come in the Stranger Things universe.
“There are still many more exciting stories to tell within the world of Stranger Things; new mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes,” their statement continued. “But first, we hope that you stay with us as we finish this tale of a powerful girl named Eleven and her brave friends, of a police chief and a ferocious mom, of a small town called Hawkins and an alternate dimension known only as the Upside Down.”
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