An evolving journey. Throughout the years, Stranger Things has created a space for Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) to explore his identity — a topic that has caught the attention of fans and cast members alike.When Stranger Things debuted in 2016, viewers were introduced to Will as the child who suddenly went missing in Hawkins, Indiana.

The character appeared largely offscreen until he escaped from the Upside Down at the end of season 1.Amid the traumatic experience, Will struggled to return to his normal life as things around him changed and the monsters from the Upside Down returned.

Discussion around Will’s sexuality came to light during season 3, when he got in a fight with Mike (Finn Wolfhard) who said, “It’s not my fault you don’t like girls.”In response to the scene, Schnapp revealed that he didn’t read too much into what Mike might have meant about his character’s personal life.“It’s really up to interpretation,” the Bridge of Spies actor told The Wrap in July 2019. “While all the characters were out developing and growing up, Will was in the Upside Down and he was alone there, not interacting with or connected to his friends or the rest of the world.