The fifth and final season of the well-known Netflix series “Stranger Things” will see Linda Hamilton joining the ensemble in Hawkins, Indiana, according to Tudum.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who also serves as Netflix’s chief action officer and is the subject of the “Arnold” documentary, which launched on the streaming service this month, joined Hamilton at a Tudum event on Saturday in Brazil to assist her in making the announcement.
Arnold, it’s good to see you. Hamilton remarked in a video message that was broadcast throughout the occasion, “Let’s grab supper soon, and everyone else, I’ll see you in Hawkins. The actress, who is also a fan of the program, remarked in her video introduction that she doesn’t know “how to be a fangirl and an actress at the same time.” She said, “I’m going to work on that.”
The statement is the first significant casting news for the supernatural thriller series set in the 1980s, although details on Hamilton’s character are yet unknown.
The news also comes as part of the ongoing writers’ strike that started on May 2 as a result of the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the association that represents studios, failing to reach an agreement on a new contract, continuing to halt production on “Stranger Things” Season 5.
The show’s producers, Matt and Ross Duffer, tweeted shortly after the strike started in May that because “writing does not stop when filming begins,” production “is not possible” until a settlement is reached.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Finn Wolfhard, who portrays Mike Wheeler and has been a part of “Stranger Things” since its 2016 premiere, said that they are “pressing pause until the strike is figured out.” even though the wait for the final season may be longer than anticipated, viewers may at least start to make assumptions about Hamilton’s role as Hawkins adjusts to the events of the chaotic Season 4 finale.