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Millie Bobby-Brown, the 19-year-old star, who shot to fame in 2016 thanks to the Netflix sensation, is preparing to wave goodbye to the iconic show.
Stranger Things, which boasts an ensemble cast including Winona Ryder, David Harbour, and Matthew Modine alongside Brown, is set to wrap up next year. While the exact release date for the fifth and final season is still a mystery, it’s anticipated to hit our screens in early 2024.
Now, while Stranger Things fans may be experiencing a touch of heartache at this news, Millie Bobby Brown is feeling pretty pumped about it. She candidly shared, “Stranger Things takes up a lot of time to film and it’s preventing me from creating stories that I’m passionate about.”
So, she’s got her sights set on saying, “Thank you, and goodbye” to the show that made her a household name.
However, before you shed a tear for the end of an era, Brown wanted to make something clear: her journey with Stranger Things has been a pivotal part of her career.
“Stranger Things gave me the tools and the resources to be a better actor,” she explained. It’s not every day you hear someone bidding farewell with such a gracious and grateful attitude.
Usually, when actors bid farewell to a beloved series, they’re sad about leaving behind their work buddies. But Millie Brown takes a different view. “When it ends, I’m going to be able to still see these people,” she reassured us.
Brown’s career has been on a skyrocketing trajectory. She’s been rubbing shoulders with Hollywood heavyweights, from Henry Cavill and Helena Bonham Carter to Alexander Skarsgård and Sally Hawkins. Not to mention, she’s currently teaming up with Chris Pratt, who’s well-known for his role in Guardians of the Galaxy.
The dynamic duo is set to grace the big screen together in the upcoming film, The Electric State, due for release next year.
Brown expressed her excitement, saying, “It’s a very exciting opportunity that I never thought I’d be able to have, to be able to be treated the same as him and to be looked at and respected the same as him on the set by the production, by the studio.”
The 2024 film follows a dystopian future, where humans are lost in their virtual reality worlds, battling monstrous drones after a tech meltdown. It’s a thrilling journey as a teenage girl named Michelle and a robot traverse the U.S. West Coast in search of her missing brother. Get ready for a wild ride!
As Millie Bobby Brown steps into a new chapter, we can’t wait to see what exciting tales she’ll be weaving on and off the screen!
Stranger Things’ Fan Leaves Husband, Sends $10,000 to a Catfish Claiming to Be Dacre Montgomery
“If you’re like me you’re afraid of abandonment…these scammers leech off that.”
One Stranger Things fan had her life turned *upside down* (heh, get it?) when she was catfished by a scammer pretending to be actor Dacre Montgomery, who plays Billy Hargrove on Stranger Things.
McKayla, a single mom from Kentucky, shared her story on the Catfished YouTube series. She says she met the scammer in an online forum for artists, and he told her he was Dacre Montgomery. (Dacre happens to be one of McKayla’s favorite actors.) She was skeptical of his identity at first, saying, “Me and him just really hit it off, but of course, I’m suspicious from the get-go until he starts doing things that make me believe that he is who he is.”
After he expressly instructed her to watch Stranger Things season 4, episode 4 before to the season premiere, she gradually came to the conclusion that it was Dacre. (That one, you know. Its title is “Dear Billy,” and it includes the character’s comeback.)
“And he showed up in that episode,” McKayla said. “I was like, well, who else would know that?” She also said the scammer would send her poems that matched Dacre’s writing style from his 2020 poetry book.
According to McKayla, “Dacre” told her during their conversation that he was experiencing problems with “his” girlfriend, model Liv Pollock, since she was domineering. McKayla admitted to him that she and her ex-husband were basically in the same predicament, and this experience made her more sympathetic to the con artist.
Although they had never met in person, “Dacre” proposed to McKayla after a year of online communication. Since “he” was still dating, he pleaded with her to keep their relationship a secret.
Eventually, the catfish gave McKayla an ultimatum: She had to choose between him or her husband. And McKayla didn’t choose her husband.
“Listen, it’s not working out. You’re not letting me be me, you’re not letting me be free, I said I need you to leave,” she said to her now-ex.
Not only did McKayla leave her husband for a liar, but she also sent “Dacre” about $10,000 after he said his girlfriend was also in control of his bank accounts, tricking her into funding his life for a year.
The series Catfished found out that McKayla was dealing with an imposter after they did a reverse image search on a check and found several other fake checks with the same signature online. They helped determine McKayla was being scammed by a “Romance Scammer,” someone who starts a fake relationship with a vulnerable person online to eventually steal from them.
Ultimately, McKayla chose to share her story in full despite what mean commenters might say so that other people don’t fall victim to the same kind of scam she did.
“If you’re someone like me, you’re afraid of abandonment, and you’re a real big people please, and you’re very co-dependent,” she said. “These scammers, they just kind of come in, and they leech off that.”
The Duffer Brothers Announce Stranger Things Spin-Off and Stage Play
The Duffer Brothers, a creative team composed of Matt and Ross Duffer, have established Upside Down Pictures, a new production business, as part of their overall contract with Netflix. Upside Down Pictures will develop motion picture and television projects. This announcement coincides with the debut of a new Stranger Things stage production and spin-off television series.
Hilary Leavitt, a former employee of BBC America and MRC who currently oversees Hulu’s Blazer production label and has also contributed to the creation of various successful programmes including as Orphan Black, Ozark, The Great, and Shining Girls, will be in charge of the business.
The business will attempt to create “stories that take place at that lovely crossroads where the ordinary meets the exceptional, where great spectacle coexists with intimate character work, where heart wins out over cynicism,” according to the brothers.
The production company’s first task will be working on the fifth and final season of Stranger Things, but after that, they’ll be working on a ton of new Stranger Things-related ideas, including a new stage play set within the world and mythology of Stranger Things produced by prolific U.K.-based stage producer Sonia Friedman, Stephen Daldry, and Netflix. It’s unclear where and when the stage play will take place, so fans may have to wait a bit for more information.
In addition to the stage play, Upside Down will collaborate with 21 Laps to produce the previously announced Stranger Things spin-off series for Netflix. The Duffer Brothers have previously stated that the spin-off will be “1000 percent different” from the original series and most likely won’t have any relation to the original characters, albeit it is currently unknown exactly what the spin-off will consist of.