Stranger Things Season 3 premieres tomorrow, and, after literal years of anticipation, fan enthusiasm is reaching a crescendo. The stars and creators of the series seem equally excited--few more than David Harbour, who this week said that the season could be called nothing short of “epic.”
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Harbour said that this season goes above and beyond the standard set by the previous two. “I didn't think they could outdo themselves, and I didn't have the highest of expectations going into shooting it...And this season is just ...The only words I can really think of are epic,” he stated.
In particular, Harbour highlighted the final episode of the season. “I would be very surprised if this wasn't your favorite season, and I'd certainly be very surprised if you didn't think that episode eight was the best thing we've ever shot, because I'm convinced that that episode is so, so unexpected, so beautiful, so big, so tight...To me, it's a masterpiece.”
Previously, comments from creators the Duffer Brothers have indicated that Season 3 will tackle the theme of change, with the protagonists struggling not only against extradimensional threats but against the prospect of growing apart. Harbour’s character, Jim Hopper, will face especial trouble, grappling with the idea of his adoptive daughter Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) growing up.
Between these hints and Harbour’s comments, we’re beyond excited for Stranger Things Season 3--and you can expect us to be watching from dawn until dusk when it hits Netflix tomorrow, July 4.