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David Harbour Hints At Hopper’s S4 Storyline

Hopper from Stranger Things sat in a room
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Stranger Things is Netflix series that we seriously cannot get enough of. The Netflix original has a fourth season on its way (we’re still waiting on when it will be arriving). Many of us have been speculating about what the new episodes will bring. Of course, as you all know by now, Hopper is not dead. We were all relieved watching the teaser trailer to see our favorite police officer didn’t die at the end of season 3 after all. But what is to come for Hopper…

David Harbour has been dropping a few hints about his Stranger Things character. The actor dropped some clues on what to expect in Season 4. While we know for sure that Hopper is alive, we are uncertain about how his storyline continues. It seems his backstory could explain much more, something Harbour hinted that we will be seeing more of. The actor has said that new episodes will delve into his background, and we are very excited to see young Hopper!

Kids stood in a field
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S4 looks set to have a ton of flashbacks…

Many fans will have spotted that Hopper’s past was mentioned in season 2. Eleven finds boxes with different labels on, including ‘Dad’, ‘New York’ and ‘Vietnam’. The next series is said to explain what this scene meant, with a deeper look into the Chief of Police’s story. Harbour recently reflected on this scene, suggesting that this will be a major piece of the puzzle in Season 4. 

David Harbour says: “so there are these three things that we’ve established in the season that if we don’t pay off, it means that they’re bad writers. And the Duffer brothers are very good writers”. Like in many series, writers like to build a foundation in earlier series for viewers to then understand later down the line. Season 2 will have been a hint for what’s to come. The actor going on to sat that he knows “specifically that in season four we will give you a big, huge reveal about Hopper’s backstory”. 

A man and woman stood in a room
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We’re getting tons of Hopper this season!

Harbour mentions how excited he is for fans to see the police officer and a more emotional level. And we agree, we love his character and want to see more of him. Especially as we are all ecstatic that he will be in the new season. He goes on to imply that his backstory will relate to Eleven and Joyce. We are interested to see what he means by that. With production currently halted, we can’t wait for normal life to resume. Especially as reports suggest that we could be waiting much longer than expected for season 4. We will just have to watch out for more news as time goes on!

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