When it comes to giving away information, IMDB is normally pretty accurate, especially when it comes to who will be playing a role in an upcoming TV/Film series. This time it’s been made very clear who WON’T be returning to popular Netflix show, Stranger Things.
If you take your mind back to the moment we all thought we saw Hopper (played by David Harbour) vaporise into thin air due to the laser, fans were convinced he was gone for good. But after the series ended, and fans had more time to look into the scene with a bit more detail, it became seemingly more likely that the loveable police sheriff had actually survived.
But now IMDB has appeared to confirm that Hopper isn’t returning, as David Harbour is not listed as one of the actors on any of the episodes. Currently it has until episode seven on IMDB, so either Hopper is gone for good, or he doesn’t return until episode 8 / season five.
Looks like Netflix’s release strategy for BoJack Horseman’s final season has paid off, as they’re adapting the split-series approach to another of their flagship programs, Stranger Things.
That is, according to sources at We Got This Covered. They claim that whilst the episode count will be reduced, the second half of season four will be marketed as ‘season five’ as it will continue the storyline after a cliffhanger.
The reputable sources also correctly predicted Transformers would be rebooted next year.
The news comes as a blow to fans who had hoped the show would continue for years to come, as it looks like they are set to bring the franchise to it’s end in the near future.
Speculation is that the Duffer Brothers want to conclude the show with season five.
It comes in the wake of a casting call for a new series regular in Stranger Things season four. The show is set to cast a character named Ashe, who is an American male in his mid-20s. The short character description says Ashe ‘plays an important role in the fourth season.’
According to Murphys Multiverse, whoever gets cast as Ashe will be hired on a a two-season deal. Whether that includes full length series, implying a full season six, or the split four/five run, is still up for grabs.
We cannot wait to see how the final storylines of the show work out, as we left our heroes broken and divided at the end of season three – and there’s plenty of ways for the gang to get back together.
Neither Netflix nor the Duffer Brothers have commented on either rumour so far.
We’re still waiting on an official release date for season four, too. Though if it’s anything like the previous seasons, we expect the next season of the show to arrive in late 2020 or early 2021, meaning the entire thing could potentially be wrapped up by 2022.
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