'Stranger Things' Season 4: Eagle-eyed fans claim to have spotted David Harbour's Jim Hopper in the official teaser
Those who have caught up with 'Stranger Things 3' will know that the Hawkins Chief of police apparently vanished into thin air at the end of the season
It's speculation time! Eagle-eyed 'Stranger Things' fans have started dissecting the 53-second teaser that Netflix released on Monday, September 30, and some think they've found David Harbour's Chief Jim Hopper hidden in the video.
Those who have caught up with season three will know that the Hawkins Chief of police apparently vanished into thin air at the end of the season in the highly action-packed final episode.
One fan has now claimed that the title card frame has a human as part of the scene, but the shot is pretty blurry and dark, making it difficult to prove that this could be Hopper shining a beam of light.
There was another theory that said Billy Hargrove (Dacre Montgomery) and Hopper were alive and stuck in the Upside Down, the alternate dimension. While the theory does make sense, it's somehow difficult to picture Billy being there as he was brutally stabbed to death by the Mind Flayer.
Some fans claimed to have spotted Hopper's cabin in the background and that has raised hopes that the man is well and truly alive and will make an appearance in 'Stranger Things 4'.
David Harbour, who plays the fan-favorite character, too has been dishing out cryptic posts on social media further fuelling these theories.
The previous season teased that the next adventure will be outside the premise of the town of Hawkins and the teaser trailer for the upcoming installment seems to clarify the theory.
"We're not in Hawkins anymore," it says. While no other plot, cast or release details were part of the clip, the one thing that we can be sure of is that season four will be as dark and quirky as its predecessors.
Time travel has been one of the theories doing the rounds since the end of 'Stranger Things 3' and it remains to be seen if that element will be part of the plotline in the new season.
'Stranger Things' season four will most likely debut in the summer of 2020. You can watch the teaser here: