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Stranger Things Creators Address Will's Sexuality: His 'Arc is Far From Finished'

The Duffer Brothers hint at a storyline involving Will's sexuality in Season 4, Volume 2.
  • Noah Schnapp in Stranger Things (Photo: Netflix)
    Noah Schnapp in Stranger Things (Photo: Netflix)

    Stranger Things fans have been speculating about Will Byers' (Noah Schnapp) sexuality since Season 4, Volume 1 was released last week, and finally, the Duffer Brothers have spoken up to address the matter.

    Shortly after Season 4, Volume 1 debuted last Friday, Millie Bobby Brown and Schnapp said that Will's sexuality was "up to the audience's interpretation," as the show merely drops hints that he might be gay, but never actually addresses the issue. However, in an interview with Variety published late Thursday, the Duffer Brothers hinted that fans may get answers when Volume 2 is released on July 1.

    When asked if the series would directly address Will's sexuality, Matt Duffer said, "The full arc of the story hasn't come to pass yet because we really are in Episode 7, it's what we call the end of our second act. So there's a lot more resolution in the story; we're trying to do the same with the characters' arcs."

    "And I would say that applies to Will's arc," he continued. "So it's going to be much easier to talk about for everyone — the actors and us — once those final two episodes have played. But certainly, his journey and arc is far from finished."

    Stranger Things Season 4, Volume 1 is streaming on Netflix. Volume 2 debuts on July 1.

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    Deena ElGenaidi's writing has been featured in Nylon, MTV News, Insider, The AV Club, and more. You can follow her on Twitter @deenaelg.

    TOPICS: Stranger Things, Matt Duffer, Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, Ross Duffer, Duffer Brothers