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Everyone's favorite Chief Hopper, aka the lovely David Harbour, has opened up on the future of Stranger Things. Turns out, there's lots to look forward to.
“The idea is to do four or five seasons, the Duffers have said, and I feel like, if we can do Season 2, we can do 3, 4 and 5 with no sweat,” Harbour said in a new interview with Collider.
Yep—we're already stoked.
Like he explains, the world of Hawkins and the Upside Down are both so open. (Well, technically the Upside Down is closed, but you know what we mean.)
“Hopper, at the end of two, kind of adopts Eleven, and the Upside Down still exists, even though we closed the gate,” Harbour says. “There’s just so much story there, with the tension with Joyce, his adopting of Eleven, and his relationship with all the kids, even the teens, and then you have all of these backstories.”
And those backstories would be interesting enough to follow. He tells the news source that Hopper was in Vietnam in the '60s, “and then he went to New York and was a cop there for awhile, around the time of Frank Serpico.” Wild! Hopper is even more badass than we thought!
Essentially, he's saying that there's plenty of room for the plotline to continue, and we're stoked to see what ends up in the next season. (And possibly two seasons after that, too!)
“I felt like they had to prove that we could do it again and open up the world, but once you open up the world, it’s a buffet, going forward,” Harbour explains. “I see it as an open buffet, as opposed to a burden. We can feed you guys so many wonderful things. We can now feed you so much stuff ‘cause we opened the world.”
Of course, we're waiting as patiently as we can for Season 3, which was officially confirmed late last year. Everyone’s ready for more, and there are already speculations about what'll happen in Season 3. There might even be some hints from the writers and cast members… See everything we know so far here. (One thing we can expect? More ‘80s references. Heck yes.)
We shouldn't be surprised it's getting renewed. The first episode of Season 2 averaged a whopping 15.8 million viewers within the first three days. Not to mention, 361,000 people watched all nine episodes of the season within the first 24 hours of its release… That might have been us. We have no shame.
Season 2 gave us an unbelievable amount of epic and unforgettable moments. From Chief Jim Hopper’s incredible dancing flashback to when he and Eleven were cleaning up their new hideaway home (which is now an amazing meme), to the new cast members who stole our hearts, we’re just waiting as patiently as we can for Season 3.
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