It's Confirmed: Eleven Will Be Back for Her Eggos in Stranger Things Season 2!

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 - 1:00PM
Stranger Things
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 - 1:00PM
It's Confirmed: Eleven Will Be Back for Her Eggos in Stranger Things Season 2!
It's hard to believe that Stranger Things only came out three and a half months ago. Since then, Funko Pop has made their own Stranger Things figures, fans have made their own parody Peanuts Christmas special featuring Will Byers, Nelson Crash has made that 'Stranger Things' font website, and Netflix execs have announced a second season. The one thing that was not wrapped up was whether Eleven, everyone's favorite bald little Scanners reject, would be coming back for Season 2. Well, today it was unofficially confirmed: Eleven will be returning in the second season.

To anyone who doesn't watch the show, bringing back Millie Bobby Brown seems like a no-brainer—why wouldn't the writers and producers capitalize on the breakout character they've created, especially when it means sweet, sweet ad placement dollars from Kellogg? But fans know that the first season ended with Eleven's fate decidedly open-ended, with only a box of Eggo waffles in the woods offering the hope that she could return. It was a poignant moment, and it jump-started a lot of panicked speculation about whether it would be the last time we saw the murderous, laconic little munchkin.

Outside of the show, Millie Bobby Brown is tremendously articulate about her role as Eleven and what makes her tick. In an interview with Vulture, she explains the parallels between Eleven and another iconic 80's figure: E.T.

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The thing with Eleven is she really is - E.T., he lived in space. Eleven lives in a laboratory. It's not very exciting, and I think she didn't see much. It's a lot different because E.T. doesn't know what physical things are, but Eleven doesn't know emotionally what things are. She doesn't know what friendship is. It's that struggle, throughout the show - she's trying to find out what it means, and the boys and Winona and everybody's characters come together and try to show me they're sticking by me.
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Another thing that makes Eleven so interesting and engaging, strangely enough, is how little she speaks, which leaves Brown with less to work with. Here's what she had to say about staying mostly silent: 

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It was a lot more difficult. My past projects, Intruders, I had a lot [of dialogue] - paragraph after paragraph. It was difficult, but it's easier to talk. To be able to express that through your face - it was difficult at first. But I got so intrigued and involved with my character, I knew what she would do and I knew what she wouldn't do.
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Well, here's to seeing more of Eleven in Season 2, and all the nosebleeds, silent camaraderie, and frozen, toaster-based breakfast foods that entails.

Stranger Things Season 2 is expected to release in 2017.
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