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All good things must come to an end and Stranger Things is no exception to this rule. Thankfully, that won’t be will season 3, says David Harbour.

The actor, who plays Hopper in the show, says that the exact end for the series is up for debate right now, but it is expected to be after season 4 or season 5. He says that he knows the eventual arc of the story, and it helps him build his character on the show. The actor knew from day one.

He told Cnet recently:

“We’re either going to season 4 or season 5. It’s still being debated. I do know the arc of the story, though. This was something that I discussed with the Duffer brothers right from day one.”

He goes on to assure viewers that nothing is going to be left open at the end of the show either. David Harbour feels that the ending will clear up pretty much anything we need to know about any character’s behaviors or actions.

He continued:

“I know somewhat a lot of Hopper’s place in that story because the more you can know about the end of your story, the more you can set up. I feel with acting you can sort of see a character make certain choices and you can feel what is behind it. As you see the end of the story, you’ll start to feel why certain characters behaved certain ways. I think that stuff’s really important, like knowing where your character’s going.
A lot of times you don’t get that in TV. But the great thing about this is that we knew what season 1 was, and we had ideas about if it extended — because we didn’t know we’d get picked up — but if it extended, what the end of the actual thing would be. Like Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi have an arc to them. I think Stranger Things, be it season 4 or season 5, has an arc to it that I understand.
I feel very proud of that because we’re not going to get lost in our story and leave these strands. We’re going to tie things up.”

At this point in time, we can only guess what the ending of Stranger Things will be like. But it’s nice to know that the creative forces behind the show aren’t just wandering aimlessly and looking for ideas to fill space.

David Harbour will return for Stranger Things 3 next year. Let’s hope his character will stay on board until the end of the series in 4 or 5 – but we’re fairly confident he’s not going anywhere until the whole show goes.