Sheriff Hopper from Netflix 'Stranger Things' is 'swashbuckling' in a much 'darker' season 3

On the heels of the staggering 12 Emmy nominations for the original drama from Netflix, David Harbour and series executive producer Shawn Levy dished on what happens next.


                            Sheriff Hopper from Netflix 'Stranger Things' is 'swashbuckling' in a much 'darker' season 3

If you have loved the past two seasons of Netflix's 'Stranger Things', chances are the upcoming season will blow your mind, and in good ways. Especially more if you are looking forward to increased daredevil antics from David Harbour's Sheriff Jim Cooper, who undoubtedly has established himself as this delightfully complicated character. However, the second season seemed to have taken away a bit from Cooper's badass side - something that season 3 will surely compensate for, according to Harbour himself. 

On the heels of the staggering 12 Emmy nominations for the original drama from Netflix, Harbour and series executive producer Shawn Levy recently got talking, dishing on what happens next with Eleven and her friends in the small town of Hawkins.

“[Season 3] is definitely going to yet darker still, places that I think audiences are going to really love,” hinted Levy adding, "It’s got so much heart and humor.” While Levy's tease barely scratched the surface, the Hooper actor provided a little more insight, shepherding us, loyal fans, into the direction the show is headed in round three. If his words are any indication, the next few episodes would be heavily inspired by few "epic" movies from 1985.

 

“If you’re a real fan of Stranger Things and you really want to know, I would go look at the great films that were released in ’85, of which there were many, and just go down that list and think of the possibilities that we could be going with. I think it is a specific season to 1985, and so you’ll see references to that,” the 'Stranger Things' star dished to Deadline. 

As far as his character in the mix is concerned, Harbour also shared how the creatives are bringing back a more "swashbuckling" kind of Hooper - a side which was indeed missed in the sophomore season. 

“There was a sort of swashbuckling guy that we put on the back burner,” Harbour said.

“So I think we’ll see a little more of the swashbuckling Hopper you may have liked from Season 1. It’s almost like [Season] 1 plus two, equals three. It’s like you have this third character now, who goes back to the swashbuckling guy of Season 1, but also has behind him this adopted daughter who he loves very much, so it’s really cool.”

While we are certain that production has begun in full swing on the third season, a definite premiere date is yet to be released. At most, expect this bunch from Hawkins to arrive by 2019.