- David Harbor said that he knows how the fifth and final season of “Stranger Things” ends.
- The actor said that the conclusion of the series is a “very clear ending” to its story.
- Cocreator Matt Duffer previously said that he and his brother Ross “feel good” about their ending.
David Harbor said that he knows how “Stranger Things” will eventually end – even if he is not divulging any details.
Harbor, who has played Hawkins Police Chief Jim Hopper since the show’s first season in 2016, said on Rob Brydon’s podcast “Brydon &” that he was aware of the show’s conclusion.
“Season five, there’s an ending to the story that is a very clear ending,” Harbor told Brydon.
“And you know what that ending is?” Brydon asked.
“I do,” Harbor replied.
The fourth season of “Stranger Things” premiered on
on May 27, with its final two episodes hitting the
platform on July 1. There’s only one season left of the hit series, which has been one of Netflix’s most popular since it premiered in 2016. Given the production timeline – the writers’ room will start up again in August, Ross Duffer told Collider – it seems reasonable to expect that the fifth season will hit Netflix sometime in 2024.
Ross told Collider that “sticking the landing” in the show’s finale is extremely important to them, and that the series’ final 20 minutes are “locked in.”
“We do feel good about the ending,” Matt Duffer told the publication. “I was like, okay, I think this ending is not … I’m not super insecure. I’m insecure about a lot of things, but I feel like the ending feels good.”
Furthermore, as the Duffer brothers said on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast, season five will not be quite as long, although fans can expect a supersized series finale.
While season five may bring an end to the current story of Eleven, her friends, and Hawkins’ relationship to the Upside Down, it’s certainly not the end of the “Stranger Things” universe. The Duffer Brothers have a spin-off set within the show’s world, to be produced for Netflix under their new production company Upside Down Pictures and 21 Laps, per Deadline.