David Harbour would like to see Euphoria star Jacob Elordi play Hopper in Stranger Things prequel

David Harbour would like to see Euphoria star Jacob Elordi play Hopper in Stranger Things prequel 2
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David Harbour reveals he’d like to see Euphoria star Jacob Elordi play his Stranger Things character Sheriff Hopper in a spin-off or prequel

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Now that fans begin the long wait for the fifth and final season of Netflix’s Stranger Things, star David Harbour has some ideas about a possible spin-off or prequel.

Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer have confirmed a spin-off is happening, though they said it was ‘1000% different’ from the original series.

Regardless, Harbour was promoting the fourth season of the Netflix hit in an interview with GQ, when he revealed he’d like Euphoria star Jacob Elordi to play his character, Sheriff Jim Hopper in a potential spin-off or prequel series.

Prequel: Now that fans begin the long wait for the fifth and final season of Netflix's Stranger Things, star David Harbour has some ideas about a possible spin-off or prequel

Prequel: Now that fans begin the long wait for the fifth and final season of Netflix’s Stranger Things, star David Harbour has some ideas about a possible spin-off or prequel

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Young Hopper?: Regardless, Harbour was promoting the fourth season of the Netflix hit in an interview with GQ , when he revealed he'd like Euphoria star Jacob Elordi to play his character, Sheriff Jim Hopper in a potential spin-off or prequel series

Young Hopper?: Regardless, Harbour was promoting the fourth season of the Netflix hit in an interview with GQ , when he revealed he’d like Euphoria star Jacob Elordi to play his character, Sheriff Jim Hopper in a potential spin-off or prequel series

‘He could pull off being as handsome as I was at 20,’ Harbour said of Elordi and his ability to play a young Sheriff Jim Hopper.

‘At this point, I think Hopper is a character that can exist independent of me,’ Harbour said of his role. 

‘If they wanna go back in time, forward in time… I’d love to see another actor play Hopper, and see what they can bring to it,’ he added.

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Handsome: 'He could pull off being as handsome as I was at 20,' Harbour said of Elordi and his ability to play a young Sheriff Jim Hopper

Handsome: ‘He could pull off being as handsome as I was at 20,’ Harbour said of Elordi and his ability to play a young Sheriff Jim Hopper

Still, there’s no indication that the character would be explored again in the prequel or spin-off, though Harbour did hint when fans could learn more.

‘I think as soon as the show ends, or maybe six months before it ends, you’ll be hearing about whatever spin-offs they have planned,’ Harbour said.

When asked about the highly-anticipated fifth and final season, Harbour had an estimate of when fans may get to see it.

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More: Still, there's no indication that the character would be explored again in the prequel or spin-off, though Harbour did hint when fans could learn more

More: Still, there’s no indication that the character would be explored again in the prequel or spin-off, though Harbour did hint when fans could learn more

‘I think we’ll [shoot] next year. They’re finishing writing it this year, and they need to prep and stuff, so hopefully it’ll be this year,’ Harbour admitted.

‘But I think that’s the plan. So it’d probably come out mid-2024, based on our track record,’ he added of the fifth and final season.

The end of the fourth season also gave fans something they’ve wanted since the show debuted – Hopper and Joyce (Winona Ryder) sharing a kiss.

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Final season: 'But I think that’s the plan. So it’d probably come out mid-2024, based on our track record,' he added of the fifth and final season

Final season: ‘But I think that’s the plan. So it’d probably come out mid-2024, based on our track record,’ he added of the fifth and final season

‘It’s always something that Winona and I have talked about — on set riffing about what their relationship was in high school, and y’know, who they are to each other,” he says. 

‘There was always a tension between should this be consummated, or should they just be friends? And I do think it’s a bit of fan service,’ he admitted. 

‘I think there was a real appetite for mommy and daddy to get back together again. And then once we were on that train, it seemed like an inevitability,’ he added.

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Fan service: 'There was always a tension between should this be consummated, or should they just be friends? And I do think it’s a bit of fan service,' he admitted

Fan service: ‘There was always a tension between should this be consummated, or should they just be friends? And I do think it’s a bit of fan service,’ he admitted

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