David Harbour on what Stranger Things can learn from Star Wars in Season 3

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Nov 8, 2017, 1:49 PM EST

Stranger Things 2 was as attention-grabbing, frightening, and just plain fun as its first hit season. Thankfully, the Duffer Brothers still have two more seasons’ worth of Hawkins, Indiana, tales to tell. Actor David Harbour, who plays Police Chief Jim Hopper, told Variety he wants to see something akin to Star Wars.

Spoilers ahead for Season 2 of Stranger Things!

"The great thing about Star Wars, the original trilogy, is that it wrapped up in such a profound way. When you were first introduced to Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker at the beginning of the series, you don’t know what’s coming. Eventually you realize that he’s his father…. [T]he characters are inextricably linked. The town that they’re in and what’s happening in this particular town, couldn’t happen any other way," he said. "So I think that’s something that I want to see wrapped up in a very satisfying way, so you can look back to the first season and find all this pipe that we’ve laid in that pays off in further seasons."

And Stranger Things has laid a lot of pipe. Now that we’ve learned that the evil Dr. Brenner, who had kidnapped young Jane and raised her in Project MKUltra as Eleven, is still alive. Eleven will want her revenge for Brenner’s kidnapping her—and Hopper will want to protect her.

Harbour said about Hopper’s relationship with Eleven, “He loves her. I don’t think he knows how to go about it all the time. I think he is controlling, he has anger issues, he’s flawed tremendously. But at the end of the day, he would do anything to protect her.”

But as for Hopper’s relationship with Joyce Byers, he’s a little less certain: “There would be nightmare fights! Him being prideful and emotionally shut down and unavailable. But I do think he feels something for her…. Those friends who knew you back in high school when the world was an open book, when we had all this potential — she can still see that in him. He can see that in her….But I root for some happiness for Joyce and Hopper. If they can find that together, that would be great. But we’ll see.”

Harbour is also rooting for a fifth season of Stranger Things. Although he’s aware the Duffer Brothers are planning four, he’d said, “I think four is a little quick. Because I think it’s such a great show, I don’t want to let it go that soon.”

And neither do its many fans. Stranger Things 2 was watched by 15.8 million viewers its opening weekend, so there's definitely an appetite for more terrifying adventures. 

We don't know about you, but we'd be down to watch an entire season of Joyce making crazy craft projects.

(Via Variety)