- Finn Wolfhard said that he learned the title of season five, episode one of “Stranger Things” late.
- Wolfhard said that he didn’t know the title, “The Crawl,” before it was publicly revealed in November.
- Season five of “Stranger Things” will be the show’s last, and details have been kept under wraps.
Finn Wolfhard said that Netflix is “super cagey” when it comes to details about “Stranger Things” — so much so that he learned about the title of the first episode of season five after it had been released to the public.
The actor, who has played Mike Wheeler on the series since its first season in 2016, appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday to chat about the highly-anticipated fifth season of “Stranger Things,” as well as his upcoming film “When You Finish Saving the World” and his directorial debut “Hell of a Summer.”
During the interview, Wolfhard revealed that despite being a member of the show’s core cast, he’s sometimes kept in the dark just as much as the public.
“I’m not even joking, I found out about that yesterday,” Wolfhard said when Fallon brought up the title of season five, episode one of the sci-fi horror series — “The Crawl” — which was released in November.
“I think a lot of people don’t believe it, because it just is, like, they don’t — ‘Of course you know. You’re on the show,'” Wolfhard said. “But, like, they’re really, they’re super cagey.”
“Stranger Things” season four premiered on Netflix in two parts during the summer of 2022, marking the series’ penultimate season. Before the premiere, showrunner duo Matt and Ross Duffer revealed in a letter to fans that season five of the beloved show would be its last.
While details about the final season have been understandably sparse, the official “Stranger Things” Twitter account, the writers’ room account, and the Duffers themselves have given occasional tidbits of information hinting at what’s in store for the Hawkins crew.
Ultimately, Wolfhard agreed with Fallon when the host suggested that he was kept out of the loop “for a good reason.”
“Or else I’d go blabbing on ‘The Tonight Show,'” he joked.