David Harbour Discusses Hopper's Role in STRANGER THINGS Season 3 and His Adjustment To Domestic Life
Apparently, David Harbour loves talking about Stranger Things Season 3! In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, the actor opens up a little bit more about what we can expect to see from his character Hopper in the upcoming season. He explains that things have come to a boiling point for Hopper and how he'll be adjusting to domestic life.
“In terms of Hopper, all the things that we’ve had from Season 1 and Season 2 come to a boiling point for him in the beginning of Season 3.”
He goes on to say:
“So, this is a year for Hopper of real domesticity. Eleven’s been validated, she has a birth certificate. She’s a part of the world in some way. It’s really how Hopper deals with domestic issues, like real day-to-day stuff, that takes him to this place of . . . he might be better at drama than he is at just sort of … (hanging out).”
Harbour was then asked about the possibility of a romantic relationship between Hopper and Winona Ryder’s Joyce, and this was his response to that:
"In Season 2 he gets to relive his fatherhood experiences and really understand how to care for a child. We’ve seen him kind of as a dad and as a cop, and we haven’t seen him as sort of a man, in terms of having a real equal woman to tangle with. I would like to see that.."
I think it's only a matter of time before we see Hopper and Joyce strike up a relationship. Once it starts, though, I hope it's one of those relationships that will last! Regardless, it sounds like things are going to get interesting for Hopper as he adjusts to a new way of living.
We don't know much about the plot of Season 3, but Shawn Levy previously revealed that the third season would be much darker and take place one year after the second season, so that would set it during the summer of 1985. He also teased the relationships of the teen characters. When the story picks up Eleven and Mike will be a couple as will Lucas and Max. He also said that Steve Harrington will have a bigger role in the story this time around and that Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg's film Back to the Future will be a reference in the upcoming season.
Stranger Things Season 3 also stars Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Noah Schnapp as Will, Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, Sadie Sink as Max, Maya Thurman-Hawke as Robin, Jake Busey as Bruce, Francesca Reale as Heather, and Cary Elwes as Mayor Kline.
Stranger Things Season 3 is set to arrive on Netflix in the Summer of 2019.