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Per Variety, the Duffers have acknowledged—and have made no efforts to hide—the fact that they’re currently looking into spin-offs, hoping to keep the massively successful streaming franchise running after the mothership series ends. But as to the idea that they’re developing one focused on Eleven (and thus even had a project that Brown could turn down), the official Twitter account of the series’ writers room was blunt: “Yeah there’s nothing in this article that is true.”

It would, in any case, be kind of bizarre to see Stranger Things spin off in that particular direction: The series is already Eleven’s story, on a pretty fundamental level; if there’s more the writers need to say about that particular character, they can hopefully get it into the show’s fifth season. The Duffers explicitly got into their spin-offs strategy during an interview on the Happy Sad Confused podcast last year, stating that, “It’s not following…I’ve read these rumors that there’s gonna be an Eleven spinoff, that there’s gonna be a Steve and Dustin spinoff or that it’s another number. That’s not interesting to me because we’ve done all that. We’ve spent I don’t know how many hours exploring all of that. So it’s very different.”

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So far, Brown’s reps have yet to issue a statement in response to the story. Season 5 of Stranger Things will start filming in June.