Did Millie Bobby Brown Quit ‘Stranger Things’? Here’s the Truth About End of Story Between the Actor and the Show

Published 11/13/2023, 8:04 AM EST

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When Millie Bobby Brown joined the cast of Stranger Things at the mere age of 12, she probably had no idea how far the Netflix series would take her. Now with numerous awards and Emmy nominations, the 19-year-old pulled off her stint with the show spectacularly. As Eleven, she perfected her role of the atypical teenager. Her character’s journey through Hawkins’ eventful happenings has held the attention of viewers for seven whole years. As the series comes to an end with the fifth season, viewers have one question in mind.

That is whether it was Brown who departed the show, forcing it to end.

Did Millie Bobby Brown want to move on? 

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When it was announced that Season 5 of Stranger Things would be its last, Brown was asked in several interviews how she felt about that. Well, since she confessed that she was “ready to wrap up” the series, many wondered if she had left the show already. However, this was not the case. The Enola Holmes actress simply felt glad to be ‘graduating’ from her character into something new. 

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The show’s makers clarified that it ended since its story was ready for conclusion. Although grateful for all the fame the show had brought her, Brown now wanted to “create stories” that resonated with her. This is also understandable considering how she has spent almost a decade portraying Eleven. So, Millie Bobby Brown did not abandon the show, but was relieved to be moving forward from it. 

As for the new ‘stories’ she talked about, there are plenty for her fans to look forward to. 

The Stranger Things star’s upcoming projects

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The quickly approaching next year has a treasure trove of Brown’s projects in store for her fans already. Like her Enola Holmes flicks, the upcoming drama thriller Damsel will bring her back into an action-filled world full of dramatic plot twists. Another project the Florence by Mills founder has undertaken is a sequel to her previous Godzilla flicks: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire which is set to release on the 12th of April.

Simultaneously, she also has a sci-fi flick in the works: The Electric State which has already completed shooting. For this project, she paired up with the makers of Stranger Things: the Duffer brothers. Meanwhile, Damsel from Netflix just released its first teaser just yesterday. Although facing slight delays due to SAG-AFTRA, the movie is slated for a release sometime next year. 

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Ibadat Kaur

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Ibadat Kaur is an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie. Her love for Narcos & Pedro Pascal is what brought her to the world of entertainment news. She has immense love for historical and investigative documentaries on people and cultural practices.

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