He just wants to know if he’ll be back for season 4, but he’s not getting very far with his enquiries…
PLEASE LOOK AWAY NOW IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE THIRD SEASON OF STRANGER THINGS YET …SPOILERS ARE INCOMING!
After a heartbreaking season 3 finale of Stranger Things that saw David Harbour’s character Chief Hopper seemingly killed off in an underground explosion triggered by Russians who sought to take advantage of the Upside Down’s creepy secrets, everyone wants to know if Hopper is going to somehow make a surprise return in Netflix’s recently-confirmed fourth season.
The Duffer brothers have inked a nine-figure deal with the streaming service that will bring back Mike, Eleven, Dustin, Daddy Steve and the rest of the gang for another bank of episodes, although no details have yet been revealed about its release date, and there’s been no confirmation that Harbour will reprise his role in the future, which didn’t stop him prying about the possibility live on air this week during Late Night With Seth Meyers. Indeed, the actor called the Duffers on the phone to press them for information when he found he couldn’t answer the question of Hopper’s fate himself.
See the interview below…
In the final moments of Stranger Things season 4, the Russians are noted to be keeping a mystery American hostage in a prison cell, which Harbour assumed was Hopper. “I was like, ‘Oh, clearly I’m the American.’ And then I haven’t gotten many phone calls.”
Matt Duffer previously teased that it’s entirely possible Hopper is really dead, and that the American in custody is someone completely different.
“You definitely should not assume anything,” he said. “The line that Russian guard said is purposely intended to spark debate. We need people to ask the very questions that you’re asking.”
More on season 4 as it arrives.