Actor David Harbour hopes that fans react well to changes coming to Stranger Things, joking that he doesn’t want it to become the next Lost.
Stranger Things star David Harbour hopes that the show doesn’t become the next Lost.
Speaking at a New York Comic Con panel attended by CBR, Harbour detailed some developments coming to Stranger Things in its fourth season. He explained that the show will feature what he considers to be his best storyline, as well as some of the series’ biggest ideas to date. Harbour also apologized for the show’s substantial delays and addressed concerns that Stranger Things may not live up to fan expectations, recognizing that if they’re not careful, Stranger Things runs the risk of being a modern-day Lost.
The actor laid out some of the new season’s plot points, giving fans a taste of what they can expect. “You’ll see a lot more layers about Eleven and Brenner, and the institution and what she went through and is going through,” Harbour said. He also teased how the Creel house will play a vital role in the show moving forward, before stating that everything “really becomes a complete piece.”
Originally launched in 2004, Lost followed a group of plane crash survivors as they tried to find their way home off of a mysterious island. Many fans immediately considered Lost to be one of the greatest sci-fi shows of all time, as it won countless Emmy Awards and Golden Globes, revolutionizing network television standards. However, as Lost explored its own mysteries, some viewers lost interest and began to turn on the series. Disappointed by the revelations behind the fabled smoke monster and even the island itself, the show became known more for its divisiveness than its quality, staining its legacy forever. Harbour hopes that Stranger Things, can avoid the missteps made by Lost by tying up their own loose ends, joking “What happened to the polar bear?”
Following the events of the Stranger Things Season 3 finale, Harbour’s Jim Hopper has been transported to Russia with no escape in sight. Unfortunately for him, things only get worse from there. Harbour compared Hopper’s journey home to The Great Escape and Alien 3, explaining that he’ll be trapped with a Demogorgon, before ultimately getting his big “Gandalf the White” moment.
Stranger Things Season 4 is currently set to drop sometime during 2022, roughly three years after the release of Season 3. However, the series has stayed popular amongst viewers, with Netflix recently revealing that viewers have watched over a billion hours of Stranger Things. Harbour thinks the show will be worth the wait, emphasizing how it will have action beyond anything they’ve done so far, stating, “It’s gonna be so good though. Don’t give up on us!”
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Source: New York Comic Con
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