David Harbour has reflected on his experiences on Stranger Things ahead of a stalled production schedule for the fifth and final season due to the proceeding WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. “What’s funny is when I started the show, I never ever wanted it to end,” Harbour told NME, (as reported by ComicBook). “That’s why I love the show. I think it’s a great show, even if I wasn’t in it. Now we’re almost nine years from filming the first season, and I think it is time for it to end. But it is, of course, very bittersweet.”
“You know, there’s a sadness there,” the actor admits. “But also, we’ve all grown up. It is time for us to leave that nest and try other things and different projects. And to let the Duffer Brothers try different things as well. I mean, those guys are so talented. I want to see what they come up with next. So it is bittersweet, but it’s definitely time.”
As the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes move past the one-hundred day mark, Harbour’s next project is the upcoming Gran Turismo adaptation, which debuted in cinemas on August 11. The actor, also known for his work on the 2019 Hellboy and Violent Night, stars alongside Archie Madekwe and Orlando Bloom.
Stranger Things stars Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, Gaten Matarazzo, Joe Keery, Natalia Dyer, Maya Hawke, and Charlie Heaton.
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For more, the Duffer Brothers recently shared details on Will’s story for Season 5.