Stranger Things 3 left us questioning Hopper’s fate, but earlier teasers confirmed he’s alive and under duress.
In case you need a brief refresher, fans started worrying about his fate in season three when he ventured into the Russian lab beneath the Starcourt Mall. The problem? The lab exploded, leaving Joyce and Eleven to question his survival.
In an interview with USA Today, Harbour spilled some details about filming as well as what’s in store for his character.
“This season is so enjoyable, it’s epic in a scope that we’ve never had. Enjoyable is a strange word: It wasn’t easy,” he revealed. “It was a lot of cold nights, we’re out on locations in crazy snowy environments sometimes and in actual prisons (in Lithuania). And also even where Hopper is in his life, he’s in a dark, fragile, vulnerable place, to the point where he has a shaved head and he’s like a baby almost.”
Harbour added, “He’s discovering himself and what he is, and we also are going to see a lot of dark backstory from Hopper that we’ve only hinted at. It’s not ‘happy’ enjoyable, but enjoyable in terms of eating a hearty meal.”