In an interview, David Harbour said that after Stranger Things Season 1 ended, he assumed there would be no further seasons.
Chief Hopper will surely be remembered as the beloved role who propelled him to new heights, but David Harbour did not always have complete trust in Stranger Things’ massive success! During an interview on BBC’s The One Program, the 47-year-old actor said that during shooting the first season of the now-cult series, he didn’t believe the show would be renewed.
David Harbour recalled being in Atlanta during Stranger Things Season 1 production, before joking that Netflix had given them a “budget of roughly USD 20.” The Black Widow actor went on to say that halfway through the production, around Episode 4, his hair guy approached him and said, “I don’t believe it’s going to work.” Considering the low budget, Atlanta heat, and his hairstylist’s lack of trust in the programme, or all of the above, David claimed he thought Stranger Things would fail.
According to David Harbour, “I feared we wouldn’t get a second season by the time we ended, that we’d be the first Netflix programme to never receive a second season. We assumed no one would watch it, that it would be a flop.”
Stranger Things soared to worldwide fame and is one of the most viewed Netflix programmes of all time, so David Harbour has nothing to worry about. Following the success of Stranger Things 4 Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, fans are eagerly anticipating Stranger Things 5, which will also signal the end of the beloved programme.