David Harbor says production on the final season of Stranger Things will begin soon

Published: 9:33am PST November 11, 2023

David Harbour he says and the rest Stranger Things The cast is preparing to return to filming the fifth and final part of the hit Netflix series.

Harbor, 48, spoke to members of the media at the BoxLunch Gala on Thursday night and shared the show’s filming was postponed by the 118-day SAG-AFTRA strike – is now just “a few days” away.

The actor portrayed the lovable and gruff Sheriff Jim Hopper in the series Strange things since season 1 appeared on the streaming app in July 2016. Harbour’s character quickly became a fan favorite and the series helped propel the actor to new levels of fame after an already successful career.

Speak with diversitysaid Harbor that the cast and crew of the sci-fi drama series must return to Hawkins, Indiana – the fictional town in which the series is set – because they are already behind schedule.

“I mean, we got to film the last season of Stranger Things, not true? I have to be down there in a few days. “We have to go – we’re too late,” he said.

Harbor told us later People that he received a call from producers about resuming production just 10 minutes after the strike ended.

“They literally called me, I think it was 10 minutes after the SAG thing on Twitter,” he said. “The first AD [Assistant Director] is like, “So, get the flight on Monday, right?” We’re going to play in Atlanta.”

The fourth season of Stranger Things appeared on Netflix in two parts in May and July 2022 and the series’ creators, the Duffer Brothers, confirmed in August 2022 that they were in the early stages of writing the fifth season. Multiple outlets reported that filming was scheduled to take place over the summer, but was interrupted by the respective WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

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Harbour, who took over the title of BoxLunch Giving Ambassador from fellow actor Simu Liu, ended the evening’s event by announcing that he would match BoxLunch’s $100,000 donation to Feeding America.

Speaking to the crowd, Harbor joked that Liu had left the position Shang Chi Star can now concentrate on his main task.

“I guess your job is no longer Giving Ambassador, you need to go back to the beach. “That’s Ken’s job, it’s beach,” Harbor joked, referring to Liu’s role in Barbie.

The Big tourism The actor said he decided to double the donation because it could not be surpassed by his predecessor.

“I didn’t want a very handsome young actor who was an ambassador last year to outdo me in any way,” Harbor said after the gala.

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Aside from his role in the Netflix series and his new philanthropic title, Harbor has a busy year ahead as filming has already wrapped up Stranger Thingshe has to slip back into his role as Red Guardian in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Harbor should shoot Marvels Lightning Film about the summer before the SAG-AFTRA strike postponed production. On Thursday, Disney announced that the film, originally scheduled to hit theaters in 2024, has been pushed back to July 2025.

Lightning is an Avengers-level team consisting of the anti-heroes and stars of the universe, experienced MCU actors Sebastian Stan, Florence Pugh, Julia Louis DreyfusOlga Kurylenko and Wyatt Russelland adds Marvel newcomers Steven YeunAnd Ayo Edebiri.

In February, Harbor spoke to ET about the upcoming MCU project and said he was looking forward to reuniting with Pugh – who starred alongside him in the 2020s Black widow – as well as the other new and returning MCU actors.

“I feel like it’s a lot of fun,” Harbor added of the upcoming collaboration. “I’m really excited about it. I wondered if I would be brought back or how I would be brought back. And that really exceeds my expectations of coolness.”

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