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One Stranger Things character definitely NOT returning for season five
Photo: © ANP

One Stranger Things character definitely NOT returning for season five

One Stranger Things character definitely NOT returning for season five
Photo: © ANP
This article contains spoilers

Due to the fantasy elements of Stranger Things, it is always possible that characters thought to be deceased might actually make a return.

Over the first four seasons, various beloved characters died including Billy Hargrove, Barbara Holland, Bob Newby and Eddie Munson.

The door is always open for a return in something like a flashback or a dream sequence, but Sean Astin, who played Bob, insists Joyce's former man won't be back.

"Fans would say, 'Are you gonna be in 'Stranger Things',' and I would say, 'No, I'm dead.'" he said at LA Comic-Con

"But why couldn't they do a flashback... to a happier time with (with Joyce) - I know why they won't. Because it's going to be Hopper and Joyce, and they're not going to want to flashback to a time when she was actually happy!"

At the conclusion of season two, Bob is mauled to death by Demodogs while helping Joyce and the Hellfire Club escape.

Stranger Things 5 first scene revealed

The opening scene for the final season of Stranger Things has been revealed.

The closing moments of the last episode of season four promised a final showdown between the Hellfire Club and the creatures from The Upside Down nightmare reality.

Now that the writers strike is over, season five can finally be put together, and the Stranger Things scribes have teased the opening scene.

On a social media post, we saw a picture of the first few sentences of the script which read:


'The sound of COLD WIND. GROANING TREES. And... A CHILD'S VOICE. Singing a familiar song.'

As for what the familiar song could be, there are a few options. The most obvious choice would be 'Running Up That Hill' by Kate Bush which featured heavily in a popular season four episode focusing on Max. Will previously sang 'Should I Stay or Should I Go' by The Clash, while Eddie played 'Master of Puppets' by Metallica on the guitar before his death.

Stranger Things cast: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Matthew Modine, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Joe Keery, Dacre Montgomery, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson and Brett Gelman.

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Stranger Things (2016-2025)

In the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, twelve-year-old Will Byers mysteriously disappears, leaving his mother Joyce (Winona Ryder) devastated. Will's group of friends come across a mysterious girl known as Eleven, who has supernatural powers.

Developed by: Matt Duffer and Ross DufferMatt Duffer and Ross Duffer
Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour and Caleb McLaughlin


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