David Harbour knows how Stranger Things ends, and the actor has opted to tease audiences eagerly awaiting to learn what Season 5 of the hit sci-fi series will offer. During an interview on The Happy Sad Confused podcast with Josh Horowitz (see below), Harbour said the final series would “pay off the OG characters in big ways” and said audiences should see more emphasis on Hopper, Joyce, Mike, Will, and Eleven going into the final run.
“It’ll take a while to shoot, which will be tough since we can’t get started yet, but it is what it is,” Harbour said, alluding to the delay in production in the wake of the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strikes. “I’m excited to go back. I’m excited to wrap it up in a bold, amazing way, and I’m excited to really swing with this character.”
So, how does it end? That’s the burning question we all want to know. “You’ve got to imagine where it starts after season 4 ended,” Harbour said. The series, he says, would “start somewhere after” the events of Season 4. Pretty obvious when you think about it, and in fairness, this is likely all he can say for now. So, the wait goes on, and it could be a while until Stranger Things 5 drops.
Harbour was asked if he had read the final script in the series. “I have not, I know what it is, like I know where we net out, and it’s very, very moving, that is the term I will use, that is the one word I will use, moving.”
Stranger Things stars Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Sadie Sink, Gaten Matarazzo, Joe Keery, Natalia Dyer, Maya Hawke, and Charlie Heaton. The first four seasons of Stranger Things are available to stream on Netflix.
Harbour said it was “definitely time” to bring the series to an end in another recent conversation.