Maya Hawke has given an update on the highly anticipated fifth season of Strange things.

Hawke, the daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, plays Robin Buckley on the beloved TV series and was added to the cast in the third season.

With the fifth (and sadly final) season approaching, some people have Strange things have already given a preview of what fans can expect.

Late last year, series creators Matt and Ross Duffer said that season five would be like season one, “but better.”

Matt told The Guardian: “It’s the biggest series ever in terms of scale, but it’s also really nice because everyone’s back together in Hawkins: the boys and Eleven are interacting more like they did in season one.

“And yes, there may be spinoffs, but the story of Eleven and Dustin and Lucas and Hopper, their stories are done here. That’s it.”

Now Hawke, 25, has provided some more insight into what Netflix fans can expect from Stranger Things 5.

Maya Hawke plays Robin Buckley in Stranger Things.  (Netflix)

Maya Hawke plays Robin Buckley in Stranger Things. (Netflix)

Speaking of Penn Badgley’s Crushed podcast, the Inside Out 2 According to the star, the series has been “kind of cursed” by the pandemic and the SAG-AFTRA strike, which began just as production on the final season was starting.

“Our showrunners, Matt and Ross (Duffer), take a lot of responsibility,” Hawke continued. “They’re very intense about the quality of the writing going forward.

“It takes a long time to write each season and it takes a long time to film them. We’re basically making eight movies.

“The episodes are very long.”

Hawke confirmed that the season will consist of eight episodes and that it will take a year to film them all.

Hawke didn’t reveal much about the plot itself, but her co-star Gaten Matarazzo did hint at what he’d like to see happen in the final season, suggesting more people should be killed.

“This show would be so much better if the stakes were much higher, so that any of these kids could step up on stage at any time,” he said at the convention, according to CBR, before going on to say that he felt like the lead actors of Strange things were ‘too safe’.

The same cannot be said for Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn), who tragically passed away at the end of season four.

There is some talk that Eddie will return in the final season somehow…