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

Netflix’s 2023 TUDUM event gave us many tidbits of information, from hinting at a new Addams family member joining Wednesday to new teases of The Witcher. But, it is not 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.

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We 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.

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