There is no firm date for the Season 5 premiere of Stranger Things, the show’s last season, but actor David Harbour who plays Jim Hopper, but Harbour is already teasing the Stranger Things ending by revealing what he knows and how he thinks it will be received.
With the ongoing writer’s strike, Stranger Things is not currently in production but the scripts were actually finished prior to the strikes, so the strike-delays aren’t labor specific. Regardless, David Harbour says he knows how it all ends and he has time to tease that information right now.
He was recently a guest on the Happy Sad Confused podcast with Josh Horowitz, who notes that the episode was filmed before the SAG-AFTRA Strike began (via Variety). In addition to the Stranger Things ending they discussed David Harbou’s Marvel and DCU future, Taylor Swift, and more.
Speaking about the Stranger Things ending, Harbour said “I know what it is. I know where we net out and it’s very, very moving. That is the term I will use.”
Then he began to set the scene, saying “After where Season 4 ended — when you watch us on that hill looking at the ash and the smoke fires — we’re going to start somewhere after that. So you’ve gotta imagine the world is a different place.”
When Will Stranger Things Season 5 Start Filming?
While nobody knows for sure due to the ongoing strikes, Harbour spoke about filming for the Stranger Things ending. Saying:
“It’ll take a while to shoot, which will be tough since we can’t get started yet, but it is what it is. I’m excited to go back. I’m excited to wrap it up in a bold, amazing way. I’m excited to really swing with this character, because you know they’re going to pay off these OG characters: Eleven, Hopper, Joyce, Will, Mike. They’re going to pay them off in big ways because they’ve lived with you for the past eight years.”
Based on what he’s saying there, I certainly expect the character of Will Byers (played by Noah Schnapp) to play a pivotal role in everything. The characters of Jim Hopper and Joyce Byers were always crucial to the seasons but the ‘kids’ were always the stars of the show, and I fully expect the final episodes to revolve more around them than the adults in the show.
Which would make sense as ‘the kids’ on the show are all being paid bonkers salaries in the final season.