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'Stranger Things' Star David Harbour Weighs in on Timeline for Season 4 Release

David Harbour
'Stranger Things' star David Harbour talks timeline for Season 4 of the Netflix show | Rich Fury/Getty Images

As the devastating Coronavirus pandemic continues, more and more productions in Hollywood and beyond are being pushed back. As for Netflix's ever-popular series Stranger Things, the crew had begun filming for Season 4, and although the release date wasn't revealed just yet, fans are now under the assumption that we won't see new episodes for a while. As announced earlier this month, production is officially on hold.

Now, David Harbour, who plays fan-favorite Jim Hopper in the sci-fi series, is weighing in on Season 4's release while speaking to fans on Instagram. As reported by Digital Spy, the Golden Globe nominee did a Q&A, where he revealed that the new season was, "supposed to come out early next year, I think, although I don't have authority on this." He then stated that with filming now suspended, the show's return will "probably be pushed back."

As desperate as Stranger Things fans are for more content, many are hopeful that since Harbour claimed Season 4 was supposed to debut in early 2021, perhaps it could still come later that year. Fingers crossed we won't have to wait until 2022 for more from our favorite Hawkins, Indiana gang.

Whenever the show does return, however, we've got a whole lot in store for us. Not only did the teaser released last month reveal that Hopper is in fact alive, but the show's soundtrack producer, Dmitry Fedorov, recently teased that the new season will bring "a lot of plot twists." This, along with the fact that Harbour promised earlier this month that Season 4 will drop a "huge reveal" about his character's backstory, has us so excited for what's to come.

In the meantime, we can still rewatch seasons one through three of Stranger Things, plus, be sure to check out these awesome deals here for Sling TV to catch up on all the latest shows while we're self-quarantining.