From Russia with love…
Earlier today, Netflix released a short teaser for Stranger Things 4, revealing that Hop is alive, imprisoned somewhere in Russia, and is being forced to work on a chain gang. How he is still alive remains a mystery, but given all the speculation surrounding his tragic death in season three, we’re couldn’t be more excited to learn how exactly Hop survived the explosion and ended up in a Russian prison.
Check out the teaser below, courtesy of Netflix.
During an interview with The Wrap earlier this year, Harbour was asked if Hopper will return and although we now know he is, at the time, the actor kept things pretty close to the chest.
Source: Screenshot via Netflix
“So [creators Matt and Ross Duffer] told me the arc of the season, and then I think we got Episode Eight like a couple months before we shot it,” Harbour admitted. “And I remember reading that episode, and they hadn’t told me this whole thing about this Russian facility at the end and how that was gonna be the sort of teaser and like ‘The American’ and the Demogorgon. They hadn’t told me about any of that, actually, and I just read it in the script and I thought it was amazing… And I really thought I was ‘The American,’ and then I haven’t heard a lot from them,” the actor confessed. “So I really don’t know if I am. But I thought I was, but it was never discussed. I didn’t ask [The Duffers], ’cause I felt confident I was — and now I’m not so confident.”
What are your thoughts on the reveal? Do you think Hop will play a larger role in season four or do you think the storyline will focus more on the children? Let us know in the comments below.