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Stranger Things star David Harbour has hinted that he knows how things will materialise for his character Jim Hopper in Stranger Things 5.
Harbour plays one of the show's most beloved characters, police chief Hopper. At the end of Stranger Things season 3, Hopper's fate was up in the air after he was presumed dead, only for him to resurface in a Russian prison.
In the fourth series, he successfully escaped before making his way back to Hawkins to reunite with his adopted daughter, Eleven.
The fifth series has already been confirmed as the last, and Harbour has discussed the conclusion to Hopper's arc.
“I think it varies from person to person, from character to character, and I’m such a harassment specialist that I think I’ve gotten it out of them. It’s been back and forth about like, ‘What happens to Hopper? Is he a character that’s able to survive Hawkins or does he die?'” Harbour told Variety
“I know what happens and it’s quite moving, and quite beautiful.”
Even though Harbour has been trusted with the plot secrets, he believes it was necessary to aid his performance.
“I think that I needed to know as we were shooting early on, because I needed to know where he ends up and for what reason he ends up there. I think there is going to be somewhat of a morality — or at least responsible storytelling — to what the Duffers are doing,” the 47-year-old explained.
“There’s a reason in Season 2 why Bob (Sean Astin) dies. He’s too innocent. You can’t go up to that monster and say, like, ‘Get away from me, get away!’ You just can’t be that person in this world.
"That person dies. So I think there’s a responsibility in terms of how Hopper ends up that I’m eager for people to see, and I had to know that going in so I knew where to arc it.”
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