David Harbour Feared ‘Stranger Things’ Would Be A Flop

by Thomas Tuna

OK, we all make mistakes.

David Harbour–one of the mainstays of the Netflix monster hit Stranger Things–had serious doubts about the show’s success at the start. Serious doubts.

“I remember when we were shooting the first season,” the actor recently told BBC’s The One Show. “We were down in Atlanta, and Netflix had given us a budget of about $20. Halfway through, I remember my hair person coming up to me, and she said, ‘I don’t think it’s gonna work’.”

Harbour agreed with her. “By the time we wrapped,” he said, “I thought we wouldn’t get a second season. We’d be the first Netflix show to never get a second season. We thought no one would watch it. It was going to be a disaster.”

That’s why they put erasers on pencils.

As all fans know, not only did Stranger Things survive–it thrived, Big time.The show went on to become the biggest English-language series to date on Netflix, with the recently concluded fourth season piling up more than 188 million total hours viewed.

The show’s fifth and final season was announced back in February, and the writer’s room is expected to open up next week, according to series creators Matt and Ross Duffer.

Shooting on the final season should start sometime next year. “I think we’ll shoot next year,” Harbour said. “They’re finishing writing it this year–and they need to prep and stuff–so hopefully that’ll be this year. I think that’s the plan. So, it’ll probably come out mid-2024, based on our track record.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the fifth and final season of Stranger Things on Netflix.


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