Stranger Things star David Harbour shares his favorite Season 4 fan theory, ahead of the Netflix sci-fi/horror series’ second volume.
Stranger Things star David Harbour revealed his favorite fan theory about the show’s fourth season.
Harbour shared the Season 4 fan theory that impressed him the most in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “There was one [theory] that Hopper actually did die last season, and they cloned him in Russia, and this season I’m going to be the bad guy,” he said. “The Vecna character and I are linked in some way. It’s totally wrong, but I like it.”
While fans continue to speculate about what Stranger Things Season 4, Volume 2 has in store, the show’s co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer recently confirmed that the final two episodes will leave some questions unanswered. The Duffers singled out the mystery surrounding why time itself has apparently stopped in the Upside Down dimension as an example of a plot thread that will remain unresolved at the end of the fourth season. “That is actually one of the few questions that we’ve raised this season that isn’t going to get answered in Volume 2. But that’s setting the stage for some big reveals in our final season,” Matt Duffer said.
Matt Duffer’s comment indicates that fans can still expect plenty of revelations when Stranger Things Season 4, Volume 2 arrives in July 2022. Someone who is privy to at least some of these secrets ahead of time is pop icon Kate Bush. The Duffer Brothers recently explained that Bush has reviewed every scene in Stranger Things that features her music, including “[a] really special spot” in the Season 4 finale. “She’s been nothing but cool,” Ross Duffer said. “We keep going back to her, like, ‘Can we use the song [“Running Up That Hill”] here? How about here?’ I hope we’re not being annoying!”
The Duffers also recently warned fans that Stranger Things Season 4 doesn’t have a happy ending. “Usually at the end of a season, we tie things up with a nice bow, before a little tease that says, ‘Hold on, something is unraveling,'” Matt Duffer explained. “As we move into Season 5, we don’t have to do that. There won’t be a reset from where we finish this season.” Ross Duffer added that audiences should be prepared for Season 2 to build on the darker tone and more pronounced horror elements of Volume 1, as well.
Stranger Things Season 4, Volume 1 is currently streaming on Netflix. Volume 2 premieres on July 1.
Leon is an Associate News Writer at CBR. He reports on the latest developments in film and TV, covering everything from popcorn cinema to prestige mini-series. His previous freelance writing credits include articles on film, TV, comics, and video games for Screen Rant, Polygon, The Things, Cultured Vultures, and Taste of Cinema. Originally from Australia, Leon is currently based in the UK.