Stranger Things has been a cultural phenomenon since it first premiered on Netflix, but all good things must come to an end. The Duffer brothers announced last year that the fifth season would be the last, and it seems that the cast is already preparing to say goodbye.
In a recent interview with Discussing Film, star David Harbour, who has played Jim Hopper since the first season, shared his thoughts on the series coming to a close. While he initially never wanted the show to end, he now feels that it’s time to move on.
“It’s time for us to leave that nest and try other things and different projects,” Harbour said. “And let the Duffer brothers try different things too. They’re very talented. I want to see what they come up with next. So it’s all bittersweet, but definitely It’s time.”
Harbour also discussed the responsibility that the Duffer brothers have taken in telling Hopper’s story and bringing it to a close in a satisfying way. Fans were shocked when Hopper appeared to die at the end of season three, but he made a triumphant return in season four.
As the end of Stranger Things approaches, fans will surely have mixed emotions about saying goodbye to their favorite characters and the world of Hawkins, Indiana. But with the talented Duffer brothers at the helm, we can be confident that the final season will be a fitting conclusion to this beloved series.