David Harbour gives filming timeline update on Stranger Things' final season
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David Harbour has shared an update ahead of the new season of Stranger Things.
Sadly, the hit sci-fi series is coming to an end, with the fifth instalment set to be the last.
So that means fans will have to say goodbye once and for all to Eleven and the rest of the bunch pretty soon.
Speaking about the upcoming season, Harbour, who plays Detective Hopper, said that he felt it was time for the show to come to an end.
With a number of projects in the calendar for the next 12 months, the 47-year-old admitted that he was absolutely knackered at the prospect of shooting the series.
He told Discussing Film: "I’m feeling exhausted already. I feel like I need a nap. Just thinking about the year, it’s going to be crazy."
Harbour went on: "What's funny is when I started the show, I never ever wanted it to end.
"That's why I love the show. I think it's a great show, even if I wasn't in it.
"Now we're almost nine years from filming the first season, and I think it is time for it to end. But it is, of course, very bittersweet. You know, there's a sadness there."
He added: "But also, we've all grown up. It is time for us to leave that nest and try other things and different projects. And to let The Duffer Brothers try different things as well.
"I mean, those guys are so talented. I want to see what they come up with next. So it is bittersweet, but it's definitely time."
But the question remains, when will we finally get to see it all play out on screen?
Well, according to Harbour, not for a fair bit.
During the Middle East Film and Comic Con event in Abu Dhabi, the actor said that work had yet to begin on the new series.
"We're walking into season five. I've got a couple more months to train," he said. "We start shooting that in June, though, and that will be the final season."
Discussing his preparation for the shoot, Harbour went on: "I did a lot of training for season four. He [Hopper] was in a very specific position, that Russian prison.
"It was about making him a different guy and sort of shedding a layer of himself physically, mentally, and emotionally. But now he's back in town, he's back in America where they have cheeseburgers, so he will be well-fed."
Speaking previously about the show coming to an end, Harbour said he's sure it will be special.
“I'm sure Netflix will do spin offs and do all sorts of things. But I don't know that they'll be able to do it with this particular thing,” he hypothesised.
“Because I know that Duffers are really looking to hit a home run and finish the series and I think that'll be very satisfying to everybody."
As much as we might not like it, it's a sad fact of life that all good things do come to an end.
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