Favorite TV series generally stay on the air for a longer duration than ideal, which results in the concept getting boring or outdated, and losing their charm. The popular Netflix show Stranger Things has been created by The Duffer Brothers, and they clarified that they have a clear path planned for the series, and the star David Harbour recently stated that the plan might stretch to five seasons.
“I just trust these guys. The idea is to do four or five seasons, the Duffers have said, and I feel like, if we can do Season 2, we can do 3, 4 and 5 with no sweat,” Harbour shared with Collider. “Right now, the world is so open. Hopper, at the end of two, kind of adopts Eleven, and the Upside Down still exists, even though we closed the gate. There’s just so much story there, with the tension with Joyce, his adopting of Eleven, and his relationship with all the kids, even the teens, and then you have all of these backstories.”
The makers had also earlier stated about the series lasting four seasons, therefore, whether Harbour was speaking randomly or the Duffers are now thinking about giving one more season to the series, is not clear right now.
Harbour shared further details about his character’s origin story which might lead to further stories in the next seasons.
“He went to Vietnam, and we haven’t gotten into that, at all,” Harbour pointed out. “In the ‘60s, he was in Vietnam, and then he went to New York and was a cop there for awhile, around the time of Frank Serpico. The tapestry is just so huge and wide and beautiful. Even the sh*t with his daughter and the death of Sara, there’s so many secrets there. I felt like they had to prove that we could do it again and open up the world, but once you open up the world, it’s a buffet, going forward. I see it as an open buffet, as opposed to a burden. We can feed you guys so many wonderful things. We can now feed you so much stuff ‘cause we opened the world.”
Harbour also talked about the stress associated with making such an entertaining show and how the fans can be so passionate that their passion at times converts into anger.
“For me, the big hurdle is having this lightning in a bottle moment, where the stars aligned and you created a beautiful, amazing show that people loved, and can you do it again?” Harbour questioned. “Once you do it a second time, it’s smooth sailing from then on out. I’m not nervous. I’m in the minority of that, though. There are other people – and I won’t name names – who are like, ‘The fans can turn on you! Look at what they’re doing with Star Wars!’ Apparently, they’re upset about Star Wars.”
The Season 2 of Stranger Things started only in October. Therefore, we are unlikely to get Season 3 of the series before 2019.