David Harbour recently revealed that he didn’t think Netflix’s Stranger Things would work when he first took the role of Chief Hopper.
The Stranger Things star admitted in a new interview that he originally didn’t think the Netflix show would actually be a hit. The show is currently in production of its fourth season, with fans desperate to know what happened to Hopper at the end of the last season. While audiences across the world fell in love with Stranger Things thanks to the monsters, alternate dimensions and the constant throwbacks to eighties pop culture, David Harbour said he and the cast originally weren’t sure that the supernatural horror series would work at all.
In a new interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, David Harbour revealed that he and the rest of the Stranger Things cast were initially unsure on how the show would be received. The Stranger Things star also revealed that after talking with a friend he thought that Netflix were going to bury the show because they hated it. Clearly David Harbour couldn’t be more wrong as the Netflix show was an overnight success. Take a look at what David Harbour said in the interview below.
“I was sure it was going to be a big disaster and complete failure. Because before it came out, I mean remember when we were shooting too we would sit around talking about how terrible it was going to be. Mainly because of my performance, I thought I was tanking the whole show. Before it came out – normally you see things on buses – I live in New York, on phonebooths there’s ads for new shows. Not a single ad. A week before the show I was doing a play with a friend of mine who’s on a very successful television program – and I said to him ‘no ads, I guess they’re doing some kind of new campaign’ and he said ‘no they’re burying the show’”
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Check out the plot synopsis for Stranger Things 3 below.
“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 1-3 is now available on Netflix.