Season 3 of Netflix’s hit series, Stranger Things, shocked everyone by seemingly killing off one of its main characters. The death of Jim Hopper left Eleven with the Byers, who decided to try and find peace elsewhere, moving away from the small town of Hawkins, which meant leaving their friends behind.
Actress Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, recently talked about how shocked she was after reading the season finale. She told Elle, “I was pissed! I read the script and I was like, ‘What, how is this even possible? Why are they moving away?’… I don’t know, I just felt really against it.”
Brown then revealed that the farewell scene touched all of her co-stars, who wondered what it would be like when the series ends completely. They used that emotion to film the scene, “‘We’ll all have to say goodbye to each other and like this is it.’ And we all started crying and then they rolled camera and said action.” She concluded, “We all started saying goodbye to each other. We felt too real.”
Just because the Byers, including Eleven, have left Hawkins, that doesn’t mean the story is over. Stranger Things will return for a fourth season — possibly its last, as creators Matt and Ross Duffer have said in the past that when it comes to series length, “Four to five seasons is likely where we’ll end up.”
Created by the Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Priah Ferguson, Cary Elwes, Jake Busey and Maya Thurman-Hawke. All three seasons are currently available for streaming on Netflix.