Exclusive: Millie Bobby Brown Making Stranger Things Eleven Spinoff
Millie Bobby Brown will be back as Eleven in a new Stranger Things spin-off, which will be entirely separate from that other spin-off.
Millie Bobby Brown has signed on for a Stranger Things spin-off series focused on her character Eleven. According to our trusted and proven sources, the breakout star of the Duffer Brothers’ hit series will return for a new series, which will be distinct from the previously announced spin-off series that will apparently have very little to do with the show. Millie Bobby Brown first came to fame as the psychokinetic Eleven and must feel some attachment to the character, but it does seem a bit surprising that she is willing to continue with the character after she seems to be expanding past it.
Stranger Things is currently in production for its fifth and final season, which is said to begin filming within the next few months. While little is known of what will happen at the climax of the series, a spin-off of Millie Bobby Brown’s character implies that she will survive whatever psychic battle she inevitably becomes locked in; given that her backstory has been pretty exhaustively explored in the series, a sequel seems to be in order.
Millie Bobby Brown clearly has a very established partnership with Netflix and Stranger Things is one of the biggest hits the streaming platform has ever had. In addition to her role as the de facto lead of Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown has already starred in two Enola Holmes movies for Netflix alongside Henry Cavill as the most jacked version of Sherlock Holmes ever. While it is uncertain if the series will get a third installment (and probably without Cavill to drive insane), it shows that Brown and Netflix intend to continue the good thing they have going.
Millie Bobby Brown’s next project is the fantasy-adventure film Damsel, starring the actress as a princess who finds that her (literally) fairy-tale marriage is actually a ruse to get her sacrificed to a fire-breathing dragon and must learn to defend herself, barbarian-warrior-style. As one might expect, the movie is being released on Netflix, with a scheduled premiere date of October 13.
After that, Millie Bobby Brown has yet another Netflix project in the works, a science-fiction adventure western titled The Electric State. The film is based on a graphic novel by Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag and will be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, who also seem to be developing an ongoing partnership with Netflix after their Ryan Gosling/Chris Evans/Ana de Armas action film The Gray Man. The Electric State will involve Millie Bobby Brown’s character searching for her lost brother in an alternate version of the United States, and will feature Chris Pratt, Ke Huy Quan, Stanley Tucci, and the voices of Brian Cox, Giancarlo Esposito, and Anthony Mackie.
It seems neither Netflix, the Duffer Brothers, nor Millie Bobby Brown is quite willing to give up on Stranger Things quite yet, so it will be interesting to see what this spin-off could entail. If it means we see Millie Bobby Brown traveling around the world, making friends, and exposing monsters as people in rubber masks, we would not be disappointed, but it will probably be more psychic battles and mind demons.