We're now at least a tiny bit closer to the existence of new Stranger Things episodes.
By way of social media posts from multiple cast members from what is arguably Netflix's most cable TV-smashingest hit, we can say with certainty that shooting has wrapped on season 3. Unlike previous seasons, however, we won't be getting a new batch of episodes until next year.
Monday, stars Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp shared similar posts noting "that's a wrap" on production.
Over the weekend, David Harbour—a.k.a. Jim Fuckin' Hopper—shared his own wrap-celebrating post. "If you need any info on what's good in Hawkins while I'm away, give Gary a call," he said. "He can't keep his damn mouth shut."
It's unclear if this means Harbour wrapped before Brown, Schnapp, and other members of the main cast. However, he recently suggested that he's been in on how his character's story will close out from the very beginning.
"We're either going to season 4 or season 5," Harbour told CNET in a new interview published Tuesday, echoing previous comments from others involved with the series. "It's still being debated. I do know the arc of the story, though. This was something that I discussed with [show creators] the Duffer brothers right from day one."
As for Hopper's place in that arc, Harbour then hit fans with a Star Wars comparison. "Like Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi have an arc to them," he said, noting that being able to see the end of a story is crucial (though rare) for actors on TV. "I think Stranger Things, be it season 4 or season 5, has an arc to it that I understand."
Stranger Things returns next year, i.e. the same year we're getting Finn Wolfhard in It: Chapter Two and Millie Bobby Brown in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.