David Harbour Says ‘Stranger Things 4’ Originally Had An Early 2021 Release Date

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David Harbour revealed on a recent Instagram Live Q&A that Stranger Things 4 was originally going to come out early next year before production was shut down.

After Jim Hopper’s death at the end of Stranger Things 3, there was a lot of speculation among fans on whether David Harbour would return for season four. Earlier this year, Netflix addressed the speculation in a short teaser for Stranger Things 4. In the teaser, we see that Hopper was indeed the American who the Russians captured at the end of season three.

Production on Stranger Things 4  had just gotten underway in Atlanta, but production has since been put on hold like many others due to the coronavirus pandemic. There was no release date attached to Stranger Things 4 yet, but many speculated that it would hit sometime around the holidays. On a recent Instagram Live Q&A session, David Harbour revealed that before production shut down, he heard the fourth season was going to arrive early next year:

“Was supposed to come out early next year, I think, although I don’t have authority on this.”

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Here is the official synopsis for Stranger Things 3:

“It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer’s heating up. School’s out, there’s a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group’s dynamic, and they’ll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town’s threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they’ll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.”

Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Dacre Montgomery, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Cara Buono.

Stranger Things is now available to stream on Netflix.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.