Harbour himself has been attempting to throw folk off the scent after — spoiler alert — his character seemingly met his lead to the underground Russian facility reduction in season 3. “We don’t know but, we don’t know,” the actor acknowledged when requested all over again a pair of comeback real through German Amusing Con Dortmund. Most these days, studies a pair of supposed solid checklist for the fresh episodes were floating round and suggesting he wouldn’t return. Now, we know for distinct.
At the slay of season 3 in a post-credits sequence, operatives at a snowy Russian facility made mention of an “American” being held of their custody. The fresh teaser for season 4 confirms Hopper is that captive and he’s being pressured into engaged on some extra or less railroad with plenty of prisoners.
“For the devoted, Snug Valentine’s Day,” Harbour commented on the point to over Instagram.
“We’re infected to formally ascertain that manufacturing on Stranger Issues 4 is now underway — and even extra infected to stammer the return of Hopper!” sequence creators Matt and Ross Duffer acknowledged in a insist. “Although it’s no longer all exact data for our ‘American’; he is imprisoned removed from dwelling within the snowy barren position of Kamchatka, where he’s going to face dangers both human… and plenty of. Meanwhile, reduction within the states, a fresh alarm is beginning to surface, something prolonged buried, something that connects the entirety… Season 4 is shaping up to be the ideal and most terrifying season but, and we can not await all people to ascertain out extra. Within the intervening time — pray for the American.”
It’s also additional affirmation that Stranger Issues 4 will exhaust us a long way out of doors the realm of Hawkins, Indiana. As Ross previously acknowledged, the story this time round will “in point of fact feel very plenty of.”
Now we right wish to determine what the Russians are doing with that Demogorgon, one more point to in season 3. “Assuming there’s a season 4, obviously the ask of who that American is in that cell and then also what they’re doing with the Demogorgon, that would very effectively be a tease,” Ross hinted on the time. “We try to tee up some season 4.”