Anne of Green Gables makes cameo in popular Netflix show

Islanders who are watching the popular Netflix show Stranger Things may have noticed something not-so-strange in the final episode.

Could it be a clue to one of the character's identities?

A scene from the Netflix-original series Stranger Things shows one of the characters reading the novel Anne of Green Gables. (Netflix)

Islanders who are watching the popular Netflix show Stranger Things may have noticed something not-so-strange in the final episode.

One of the main characters, police chief Jim Hopper — played by David Harbour — is seen reading the novel Anne of Green Gables to his dying daughter.

It's just one of the many pop culture references in the Netflix-original drama, which is set in the 1980s. The series stars Winona Ryder as the mother of a boy who mysteriously disappears.

The pop-culture references have sparked a lot discussion — and theories — online. For example, one of the key characters in the show is also a young orphaned girl. That fact prompted one website, www.wearesweet.co, to suggest the Anne of Green Gables cameo could be a clue to her identity.