STRANGER THINGS 5 Adds Linda Hamilton to Its Cast for Upside Down Action

Buck in 2023, Netflix’s TUDUM event gave us many tidbits of information. But it could not be a Netflix event without a word from Stranger Things. The show is heading into its fifth and final season, bringing this epic story about a superpowered girl and her growing band of friends to a close. We don’t know much about Stranger Things 5 at this point, but we do know that yet another ‘80s icon is coming to the scene. Linda Hamilton, otherwise known as Sarah Connor of Terminator fame, will join the cast of Stranger Things 5.

It was only right for Arnold Schwarzenegger to tease her casting right before we saw Hamilton herself on video. Of course, Linda Hamilton is a Stranger Things fan like the rest of us. Right now, we know nothing about her character. Will she be on Eleven’s side, or is she evil like Vecna? We will see. We do know that things are in a dire place with the Upside Down basically taking over Hawkins. And if anyone can save the day in Stranger Things 5 (outside of El), it is Linda Hamilton.

Linda Hamilton and Vecna split photo, Hamilton will join the cast of Stranger Things 5
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In its most recent tease of Stranger Things 5, Netflix gave us a look at Linda Hamilton arriving on set for the final season of the show. Linda Hamilton notes of her Stranger Things casting, “I love this show so much. I really am a fan.” Although this behind-the-scenes look at Stranger Things 5 didn’t reveal anything further about Linda Hamilton’s character, not even a peek at her costuming, we still love seeing the Terminator actress get one step closer to Stranger Things.

Linda Hamilton Stranger Things 5

While Linda Hamilton has arrived on set, we still don’t know when the final season of Stranger Things is arriving just yet, but this new casting annoucement makes us even more excited for its return.

Originally published on June 20, 2023.

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