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David Harbour Says ‘Stranger Things’ is “Taking a Lot of Risks” in Season 3

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The new season of Stranger Things might be delayed until next summer, but series star David Harbour is certainly helping to keep the excitement for the season premiere alive.

Recently, Harbour teased a little about what we can expect to see from his character Chief Jim Hopper in season three. He said the character will return a bit more to his season 1 roots, but he’s not just reverting to original Hopper form. We’ll see some of the swashbuckling Hopper from season one mixed in with the newly found fatherly version of Hopper that fans loved from season two, but what about the rest of the cast? How will season three stack up against the first two seasons?

Harbour recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter where he offered up some teaser about the upcoming third season. He was asked what it was like being back on set to film new episodes and he couldn’t praise his fellow cast mates and the material of the third season enough. He said:

“It’s my favorite thing to do. Certainly, acting is my favorite thing to do — but acting on this material with this group of people is just beyond. The scripts are really great this year. And in the new directions that we’re going, all of us are taking a lot of risks. We’re all a little bit out of our comfort zone.”

When Harbour was asked what, if anything, he could tease about season three, he certainly was careful not to reveal any major spoilers, and well, he really didn’t reveal anything at all. Like a true pro, keeping the mystery alive, Harbour said the season is just too big to categorize. Harbour said:

“I wish I could characterize the season, but to me, it’s so big. For example, did you find last season to be darker? There were certainly elements of it that were scary, but I thought there was also a lot of fun, a lot of joy and a lot of silliness, with Steve being a dad and the kids as Ghostbusters. Just taking my story, for example, it’s fun to see Hopper having adopted Eleven. She’s become legitimized in the society, in the world of Hawkins. And he’s a father now. He’s raising a teenage daughter, with all that that entails. So I think that can be pretty funny to see his inadequacies in all of this.”

From Matt and Ross Duffer (the Duffer Bros), the Netflix’s Stranger Things has already begun production on its third season. In addition to Keery, the series stars Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Caleb McClaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Dacre Montgomery (Billy Hargrove), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers), Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Cara Buono (Karen Wheeler), Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers) and David Harbour (Jim Hopper). In addition to Hawke, also joining the cast for season three will be Jake Busey (Bruce), and Cary Elwes (Mayor Kline).

Stranger Things season three will premiere sometime in summer 2019.

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