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Stranger Things season 4 trailer confirms Hopper's fate as Netflix begins production

Mirror logo Mirror 5 days ago Lewis Knight

Netflix hit Stranger Things has confirmed the fate of Jim Hopper.

The character played by David Harbour appeared to be killed off at the end of season 3 but a post-credits scene set in a Russia prison suggested that the Soviet Union had an "American" prisoner.

Now a new video released by Netflix to confirm production has begun on the fourth season shows prisoners carrying out hard labour on a wintry Russian railroad. 

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As the camera pans between the beleaguered prisoners, it eventually settles on one prisoner who raises his head and removes his hat, revealing an alive Jim Hopper with his hair closely shaven before the trailer cuts to black.

The startling clip was released with a message from the show's creators, the Duffer Brothers.

It reads: "We’re excited to officially confirm that production on Stranger Things 4 is now underway - and even more excited to announce the return of Hopper!

As expected considering the events of last season, it won't be plain-sailing for the sheriff as he is imprisoned in Russia.

"Although it’s not all good news for our “American”," it continues, "he is imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, where he will face dangers both human...and other."

a close up of a man: Stranger Things season 4 confirms Hopper's fate as Netflix begins production

Stranger Things season 4 confirms Hopper's fate as Netflix begins production

Elsewhere, it seems that a different threat will face Hopper's adopted daughter Eleven ( Millie Bobby Brown) and her friends in his absence.

The message continues: "Meanwhile, back in the states, a new horror is beginning to surface, something long buried, something that connects everything…."

The showrunners also teased what an exciting run of episodes is due to come for fans of the hit Netflix show.

"Season 4 is shaping up to be the biggest and most frightening season yet, and we cannot wait for everyone to see more.

"In the meantime - pray for the American.

"From Russia with love."

Stranger Things returns later this year. 

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