‘I would love Robin to die’, says ‘Stranger Things’ star Maya Hawke

The handful of series regulars on “Stranger Things” all survived the most recent otherworldly assault on Hawkins, Indiana, despite the show’s creators Matt and Ross Duffer’s predictions of carnage before the Netflix series’ fourth season finale. Only new season addition and instant fan favourite Eddie (Joseph Quinn) was killed off, so many series regulars may be on the chopping block in “Stranger Things” forthcoming fifth and final season. Maya Hawke, who debuted on the programme in Season 3 as Robin, admitted that she would like it if Robin passed away and experienced a “hero’s moment” similar to Eddie’s in the Season 4 finale.

“Well, it’s the last season, so people are probably going to die,” Hawke told Rolling Stone. “I would love to die and get my hero’s moment. I’d love to die with honor, as any actor would.

“We’ve explored all options in the writing room,” Matt Duffer said. “Just as a completely hypothetical, if you kill Mike, it’s like… That’s depressing… We aren’t ‘Game of Thrones.’ This is Hawkins, it’s not Westeros. The show becomes not ‘Stranger Things’ anymore because you do have to treat it realistically, right?”

Whether any big deaths will come in “Stranger Things 5” remains to be seen, but one thing that isn’t dying is the “Stranger Things” franchise itself, as a spinoff project is now in development at Netflix. 

“Normally I wouldn’t really be a proponent of a spinoff, but if I got to do it with Joe Keery, I would do anything,” Hawke told Rolling Stone. “He’s so funny and wonderful and smart, and he’s got great boundaries. He’s an excellent coworker, and I would do anything with him.”

The first four seasons of “Stranger Things” are now streaming on Netflix.

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Anoosha Khan
Anoosha Khan

Anoosha Khan is a film critic and entertainment editor based in the UK. She has been reporting about celebs and movies for WatchinUK for the past year.

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