David Harbour has lovers puzzled after his cryptic Instagram response to the Stranger Things season 4 trailer. Stranger Things first struck Netflix in 2016 and instantly became a hit because of its homage to’80s science fiction and horror. Fans have been anxiously awaiting season 4, particularly considering it’s been nearly 2 years since season 3 fell. Unfortunately, the pandemic has hindered the progress of the most recent season, with star, Finn Wolfhard, declaring season 4 may be postponed until 2022. Regardless of the delay, the release of season 4’s trailer on May 6th is keeping the anticipation steady.
The season 4 trailer of Stranger Things largely centered on Dr. Brenner, leaving fans with more questions than answers. It appears to be a flashback to Eleven’s time in Hawkins National Laboratory where she had been a test topic for Project MKUltra. The trailer reveals what appears to become Eleven’s”siblings” wearing the signature hospital dresses and speaking to Dr. Brenner as”Papa,” confirming that Eleven and Eight (a.k.a. Kali) weren’t the sole evaluation subjects, which there are more children out there like them. Eleven, however, is separated from the others behind a thick door tagged with her name. The trailer ends with Dr. Brenner asking, “Eleven, are you listening? ”
Perhaps more vexing than the trailer was Harbour’s cryptic response for this. Harbour, famous for playing Hopper on the series, shared the trailer on Instagram alongside a caption of”Over the Rainbow” lyrics. To increase the confusion, the official Stranger Things Instagram account commented with three rainbow emojis. Immediately, fans started swarming the article with questions and demanding Harbour to describe what he means, but Harbour has remained tightlipped and hasn’t yet shown any more clues. Check out Harbor’s post below:
A significant part of Harbour’s article is that the mention of rainbows. Fans will recall from season 2, Eleven’s mother repeating”rainbow” over and over again in reference to the Rainbow Room – Eleven and Kali’s playroom at Hawkins Lab. The Rainbow Room is glimpsed again in the season 4 trailer. Fans will also remember that, oddly enough, Harbour’s article isn’t the first-time season 4 has alluded to the Wizard of Oz. The first statement for Stranger Things Season 4 finished with the caption”We are not in Hawkins anymore. ”
It is not likely that lovers will discover the significance of Harbour’s article until season 4 debuts. Together with the pandemic throwing a wrench in the plans for season 4, the creators and actors will have to find ways to keep fans interested in the meantime. Harbour’s post contributes to the massive pit of enthusiast theories that already exist enclosing Stranger Things season 4. What it does for sure is affirm that the Rainbow Room will be an important part of the upcoming season, which in turn indicates a deep dive into Eleven’s previous, details about her sisters, and perhaps a reveal of Dr. Brenner’s status and whereabouts. His post might also hint in the Stranger Things’ time travel concept, indicating that, like from the Wizard of Oz, the characters may find themselves in a significantly different time and place than Hawkins. While season 4 might still be a ways away, the actors and creators of the show are departing a bread trail of hints and references for lovers to follow. The only question which remains is whether we are able to make sense of it all.