Hopper is back… with a new haircut.
That’s right, Stranger Things fans. Netflix released the first official trailer for the upcoming fourth season of the world-renowned series and with it, confirmed the return of David Harbour, who plays Hawkins’ Chief of Police, Jim Hopper.
The new, 50-second clip is set in Russia, where the much-beloved character was speculated to be after the nail-biting cliffhanger of Season 3.
In it, a now-bald Hopper is revealed to be doing manual labour on a railroad among Russian military personnel — potentially as a prisoner — after pulling off a hat and wiping sweat and snow from his face.
Since the conclusion of Season 3, the suggested death of Hopper left many of the show’s dedicated followers in panic, keeping their fingers crossed that he would return onscreen again.
Now, upon his return, diehard fans, for the most part, seem ecstatic for the forthcoming season — which was confirmed last September.
Here’s what some Twitter users had to say:
me: yeah hopper has to be alive i just KNOW it
hopper: shows up
— 𝐚𝐦𝐲 ً ☄︎. *. ⋆. (@jimercvrys) February 14, 2020
— 🐧 (@A_Th_Q) February 14, 2020
— Eric Wallace (@comic_coalition) February 14, 2020
*Finds out that Hopper is alive*
— Cal (@Panayisalad) February 14, 2020
Others called out Stranger Things creators the Duffer Brothers for playing with their emotions.
“The writers really made us mourn Hopper and ugly cry over his letter to Eleven before revealing he’s alive today,” tweeted another fan.
You can see the latest trailer as well as the Season 4 teaser in the videos above.
As of this writing, Stranger Things 4 has no scheduled release date.
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