Stranger Things Season 4 fan theories are mostly about the fate of Sheriff Jim Hopper. Almost, everyone is convinced that David Harbour’s character might be alive somehow and come back in a heroic moment for the fourth season. Hopper was last seen when he was closing the portal to the Upside Down world and the machine explored.
Jim Hopper is not dead no way. pic.twitter.com/269rzIwSp6
— James Piscitelli (@JamesPiscitell) February 11, 2020
The viewers of Stranger Things at Netflix were led to believe that Jim Hopper is dead but we never got to see any dead body. Also, there were enough hints that the American prisoner captured by Russian scientists is Hopper and it might be fully revealed in season 4 of Stranger Things TV series. However, the recent cast leaks from IMDb for Stranger Things Season 4 suggests that Jim Hopper might be dead for permanent.
Stranger Things Season 4 Plot Theory: Jim Hopper is Gone Forever
Stranger Things Season 4 cast has been updated on IMDb and it doesn’t contain the name of David Harbour. While there is no proof that the cast list is a hundred percent true, there is a lot of evidence that suggests the same. Stranger Things might be a science fiction show but it has been very strict in continuity and story where fan demands won’t change anything.
David Harbour isn't doing a 4th season of Stranger Things and I just… I can't… pic.twitter.com/CyvGz8c998
— Claire (@millsc1999) February 12, 2020
Further, David Harbour has been busy filming Marvel’s Black Widow movie and have other projects in line, hinting he might not even be available for the fourth season of Stranger Things. There are some theories that actually support the fact that the sheriff is dead and will never come back and it will make Stranger Things Season 4 more serious and high stake in nature.
Stranger Things Season 4 is the Last and Final Season
Netflix eventually wanted five seasons for Stranger Things but the creators’ Duffer brothers want to end it on season 4 as the final season. It means that the storyline is coming to an end, there is no need to bring back dead characters like Jim Hopper as the show will be concluded. There are some reports that Stranger Things Season 4 will be extended for more episodes of a fifth season depending on the agreement between Netflix and the showrunners.