Stranger Things bosses are forced to fix the scene after fans spot a continuity error

Another day, another Easter Egg in a hit Netflix show. Eagle-eyed fans spotted a glitch with Will Byer’s birthday in the final season of stranger things. The continuity error led to an apology from the show’s creators.


The fourth season of stranger things recently premiered on Netflix and we can’t get enough of the misadventures of Eleven and the gang.

However, fans couldn’t help but remark that everyone had completely forgotten about Will’s birthday. From his best friend Mike (played by Finn Wolfhard) who just ignores him, to his mother Joyce (played by Winona Ryder) who leaves for Alaska without a happy birthday. Ouch!

According to the show’s creators, the Duffer Brothers, this was “obviously” a huge mistake on their part and “unfair” to Will. “We apologize to the fans,” Ross Duffer said in an interview diversity Magazine.

Will (foreground, played by Noah Schnapp) and Mike (background, played by Finn Wolfhard) in stranger things. Image from Netflix.


The latest season begins after the battle at Starcourt Mall. Eleven (played by Millie Bobby Brown) and Will adjust to their new school in California far from their friends. Mike, Dustin (played by Gaten Matarazzo), Max (played by Sadie Sink) and Lucas (played by Caleb McLaughlin) stay behind in Hawkins.

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In the second episode of Season 4, Mike decides to visit his girlfriend Eleven and his best friend Mike in California. The friends end up at an ice rink, where Eleven’s school bullies decide to prank her. The stirring scene inspired by the film carrieShe is filmed by the thugs with a camcorder. The scene captured by the camera perspective shows the date of the incident: March 22, 1986.

hardcore fans of stranger things remember that this day is also Will’s birthday. At the start of Season 2, Will’s mother Joyce tells her son a sweet story about his eighth birthday to save him from the Mind Flayer’s control and she says the date. Although nobody in the story world seems to remember it.

Poor Will Byers.


That stranger things The creators apologized to fans about the continuity incident. But they made sure to poke fun at themselves in the process.

“The honest answer is that, like the characters on the show, we forgot Will’s birthday, too,” said Matt Duffer diversity. “So the debate now is whether we adjust Will’s birthday or just let it be really sad.”

He added: “You know how [Games of Thrones author] George RR Martin has someone – I mean his story is bigger – and [The Shining author] Stephen King has someone just keep an eye on this stuff? We need that. We do not have that.”

“So Ross and I and my memory isn’t great but we love Will and I don’t want people to think we don’t love Will because we forgot – we do! But now we’ve mentioned Dustin’s birthday this season, so we’re making sure people don’t forget it.”

To correct the error, Ross said Will’s birthday will be reconnected or retrospectively changed from March 22 to May 22.

“We think his new birthday will be… May 22 because ‘May’ can fit in Winona’s mouth [that is, in the season 2 scene where Joyce mentions the date of Will’s birthday]. So that would be us, George Lucas, handling the situation,” Matt quipped.

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