Stranger Things star David Harbour has shared an important message ahead of the release of the highly anticipated season 4 of the beloved Netflix drama.
The actor, who plays Jim Hopper in the series, gave a crucial update during Sunday’s Super Bowl game, which saw the Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals.
Appearing alongside co-star Noah Schnapp, who plays Will Byers, David flashed a message typed on his phone to the cameras.
‘ST4 is coming sooon, promise,’ it said. But how soon is ‘soooon’, David?
As it stands, there’s no official release date for the new series yet, however, some fans are convinced season four will drop on the birthday of the show, July 15.
And this tracks with previous seasons.
Season three of Stranger Things debuted in July 2019, but it’s likely the new series will release earlier in the year after such a long wait due to the Covid pandemic – which, bosses teased, has made the show even better.
Producer Shawn Levy said: ‘I’ll just say the pandemic definitely massively delayed shooting and therefore the launch of our current Season 4, date still TBD.
‘But it impacted very positively by allowing the Duffer brothers, for the first time ever, to write the entire season before we shoot it and to have time to rewrite in a way that they rarely had before so the quality of these screenplays are exceptional, maybe better than ever.’
Fans were treated to the Stranger Things season four episode titles in November, along with another teaser clip.
In the video, initially set to a dreamy California vibe, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) narrates a letter she’s writing to Mike (Finn Wolfhard) about her new life in the state with Joyce (Winona Ryder), Will (Noah Schnapp) and Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) all present and correct.
She continues: ‘Even so, I am ready for spring break. Mostly because I get to see you.’
‘We will have the best spring break ever,’ she adds, and this, of course, marks the start of gunshots, a creepy doll, a mysterious bunker door in the desert and the appearance of armed personnel, all capped off with an explosion.
This clip marked the fourth teaser for new drama, with a previous trailer revealing Hopper is still alive.
Stranger Things is available to stream on Netflix.