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Terminator star Linda Hamilton joins final season of Netflix's Stranger Things

Terminator star Linda Hamilton joins final season of Netflix's Stranger Things

Linda Hamilton will be joining the cast of Stranger Things, but will she be friend or foe?

Another icon of the 80s is joining the cast of Stranger Things for the fifth and final season and it's Terminator legend Linda Hamilton.

Sorry gang, but there's only one more season of Stranger Things left in our lives, unless of course you're counting the animated series they're working on, but the time will soon come to close the book on the Hawkins crew in live action.

We say soon, as fan concerns that the final season could be delayed due to the writer's strike appear to have been justified.

Stranger Things creators, the Duffer brothers, have confirmed that production on season five is 'not possible' without a team of writers to shape and refine the season.

While production has been delayed, that hasn't stopped the announcements of what we can expect from Stranger Things when it finally does wrap up.

Netflix announced a new cast member for Stranger Things.

Hamilton's casting, revealed by Arnold Schwarzenegger no less, is the latest announcement to keep Stranger Things fans ticking over and the Terminator star has admitted to being a fan of the popular Netflix show herself.

With Stranger Things set in the 80s, the inhabitants of Hawkins would already be familiar with the role that many audiences will best know her for, that of Sarah Connor in The Terminator.

Exact details of who she'll be playing and what sort of role she'll have as Stranger Things wraps up are a mystery, but that's all part of the fun of watching the show isn't it?

For now, patience is a virtue as we'll all just have to wait and see how the final season turns out, and what we do know is that there'll be a time skip so the age of the former child stars on the show doesn't stick out too much.

While their characters started out as kids in school, a lot of the younger members of the cast are going to be in their 20s by the time the final season rolls around so it could look strange in some cases.

Finn Wolfhard has said he reckons he'll be 22 when the final season releases and he's not the only Stranger Things cast member who's been looking back at just how many years we've spent in Hawkins.

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David Harbour has said in the past that he thinks it's time for the show to end and that it's reaching a natural conclusion.

He said: "It’s nothing like I’ve ever done before. You know, Stranger Things had to go. We have to get going because the kids are growing up, we got to shoot this thing!

"What’s funny is when I started the show, I never ever wanted it to end. That’s why I love the show. I think it’s a great show, even if I wasn’t in it.

"Now we’re almost nine years from filming the first season, and I think it is time for it to end. But it is, of course, very bittersweet. You know, there’s a sadness there. But also, we’ve all grown up.

"It is time for us to leave that nest and try other things and different projects. And to let the Duffer Brothers try different things as well. I mean, those guys are so talented. I want to see what they come up with next."

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Topics: Netflix, Stranger Things, Film and TV, Celebrity