We can’t wait to be reunited with Robin Buckley
BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY NETFLIX
Over the course of its four seasons, Stranger Things has hooked audiences around the world. We’ve been waiting for the fifth season with both excitement and anxiety – the former because we can’t wait to be reunited with the cast, and the latter because we will be saying goodbye to them, with this being the show’s final season.
Today, the writers unexpectedly released the first look at the opening scene from the upcoming season. And it’s rather chilling. Posting on X (formerly known as Twitter) the script reads: “DARKNESS. The sound of COLD WIND. GROANING TREES. And… A CHILD’S VOICE. Singing a familiar song:”
Season 5. Chapter 1. Scene 1. pic.twitter.com/TIkf1DNipu— stranger writers (@strangerwriters) November 7, 2023
It’s enough to send shivers up your spine. On top of this, it also sparks a lot of questions. What does it mean? Which child is going to be singing? Will it be Eleven, Mike, Will, Dustin, Lucas, Max? Or will it be someone we haven’t met yet? What song are they singing? The last season saw queer icon Kate Bush’s 1985 song Running Up That Hill reach UK number one… could it be making a reappearance in season five’s soundtrack?
Suffice it to say, we need answers. But there’s still no official release date confirmed. But it’s speculated to come out mid-2024, but this could potentially be pushed back due to the current climate in the streaming industry.
We DIVAs are of course excited to be reunited with Robin Buckley and Will Byers. In the last instalment we got to see Robin finally get a love interest. And last year, it was confirmed that Will “is gay” and “does love Mike”.
Many LGBTQIA fans were hoping to see a sapphic romance unfold for Robin in season five – and perhaps we will get to see this – however, Maya Hawke has “mixed feelings” about this possibility. The star has said that she loves that her character’s “love life is not the centre of their existence.”
For now, we will just have to wait and see. And rest assured DIVAs, as soon as we know a release date we’ll be shouting it from the rooftops.
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