David Harbour: ‘Stranger Things’ is coming to an end
“We’ve all grown up,” Harbor said. “It’s time to leave this nest and try other things and different projects.”
David Harbor is ready to wrap up his ‘Stranger Things’ arc.
The actor covered the upcoming fifth and final season of the viral Netflix series, and the upcoming finale has been almost a decade in the making.
“The funny thing is, when I started the show, I never wanted it to end. That’s why I love the show,” Harbor said Discussing the film. “I think it’s a great show, even though I wasn’t in it. It’s now been almost nine years since the first season was filmed, and I think it’s time for it to end. But of course it’s very bittersweet. You know, there’s sadness in it.
Harbor continued, “But besides that, we’re all grown up. It’s time to leave this nest and try other things and different projects. And letting the Duffer Brothers try different things too. I mean, these guys are so talented. I want to see what they come up with next. So it’s bittersweet, but it’s definitely about time.”
While the Duffer Brothers already have several “Stranger Things” spinoffs in the works, the filmmaking duo revealed that their take on the final “Stranger Things” season left Netflix executives in tears.
Harbour, who will balance shooting “Stranger Things” and the upcoming MCU film “Thunderbolts” this summer, added that the Netflix series “had to go” because its young cast was getting older.
“We have to go because the kids are growing up, we have to shoot this thing!” Harbor recalled. Then “Thunderbolts” came out and I was terrified. I was like, “God, what if these things don’t work and I can’t do one?” Fortunately, the producers really succeeded with both. They’ve done everything they can to make it happen, but it means I have to go back and forth between the series in Atlanta and do this crazy schedule.”
Harbor previously speculated about what the Duffer Brothers might have in store for “Stranger Things” alter-ego Hopper, wondering if the character will ever find the peace he so much deserves.
“But the real question you have to ask yourself is: are the Duffers Dickens? Or are they Kafka-esque? Harbor said. “Do they believe in the big turkey dinner at the end of A Christmas Carol? I wonder about myself, you know? I am very curious to see how it will unfold.”
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