'Stranger Things' Fans Are Trying to Figure Out What This Tweet From the Writers Means for Hopper in Season 4

Jim Hopper actor David Harbour at "Stranger Things" Season 3 New York Screening
Jim Hopper actor David Harbour at "Stranger Things" Season 3 New York Screening | Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

The language of emojis is very ambiguous, especially when it comes in the form of a teaser for Season 4 of Stranger Things. Digital Spy reports that fans of the beloved Netflix series are in a frenzy this week over a tweet written by the official writers account.

When one Twitter user asked the writers to describe the upcoming season in emojis, they responded with a clown, cowboy, frustration face, and a skull emoji.

This could mean basically anything, but the skulls are particularly upsetting to fans, as it could mean that another character will be killed off from the show. Many are still reeling from the "loss" of Jim Hopper, played by David Harbour. The fan-favorite character made the ultimate sacrifice to help save the world and shut the gate to the Upside Down in the Season 3 finale.

However, some Twitter user think that the cowboy emoji could mean Hopper is back. The gruff policeman could technically be alive, as we didn’t witness his death on screen. Even if he does come back, it would make sense for the intensity of the show to continue to heighten, and for a beloved character to actually die, especially as the Hawkins crew gets older.

The real question is, who would it be? Some fan theories have stated that Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) has to die in order for the Upside Down to be completely destroyed. I guess we'll just have to wait and see if the writers throw us any more crumbs of clues on Twitter.