After Linda Hamlinton, ‘Stranger Things’ Season 5 Adds Another 90s Legend to the Cast

Published 06/24/2023, 12:00 AM EDT

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Stranger Things when it premiered on Netflix was a plethora of fan-favorite elements that had never been combined so brilliantly. But it was not hard to detect where the gold lay in the series. It was through the power of nostalgia and an army of iconic 90s references that the show managed to transport the audience to an entirely different generation. And as it heads towards its final season, it makes sure to its most acclaimed element down to the last drop.

The Duffer Brothers have united generations by bringing back Winona Ryder, Paul Reiser, Sean Astin, and more. However, they are turning up it by a notch this time as they gather not one but two legends from the 1980s.

Stranger Things adds iconic 90s actress to its cast

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Just a few weeks ago, it came to be known that the creators have dipped their hands into science fiction’s arguably most popular work and signed Linda Hamilton as a cast member. And as if that were not enough, the flagship Netflix show has now added Oscar winner Jodie Foster to its list of acclaimed actors as per Giant Freaking Robot. It is unclear if the show plans to ride Foster’s coattails to earn an Oscar badge, but definitely plausible.

With the addition of an actor as versatile as Jodie Foster to the series, the possibilities become endless. Foster is just as acclaimed for her mischievous roles as she is as a morally right character.

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Given how they guard every detail of the show with their life up until the release, it is still unclear what part she plays in the science fiction fantasy. While it is clear why Stranger Things has chosen Foster, it is quite intriguing that Foster chose the series.

Did the Duffer brothers bring Jodie Foster out of retirement?

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That the magic of a beautiful script can wake an artist out of retirement seems to be an unsaid rule. In the case of the Academy Award winner Jodie Foster, it was never announced that she was retiring from the craft. However, since 2021 the actress maintained her distance from the industry.

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Stranger Things is the only show to rise up to the ranks after the highly anticipated True Detective  Season 4 that managed to impress Foster. The scope of speculation knows no bounds following this cast addition, akin to how the expectations for the upcoming season have no limit.

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What kind of character do you think Jodie Foster will be playing in Stranger Things Season 5? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aliza Siddiqui

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Meet Aliza Siddiqui, a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. Her love affair with Hollywood began with Anne Hathaway and The Princess Diaries, but it was the thrilling climax of Don’t Look Up that cemented her infatuation with the industry and its filmmaking. Aliza's journey into entertainment reporting began with her time at Otakukart, where she wrote over a thousand articles.

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