Stranger Things Prequel: Jacob Elordi To Play Hopper

Stranger Things Prequel: Jacob Elordi To Play Young Hopper

Stranger Things has returned to Netflix with a thrilling fourth season. According to a source, the fourth season of the show crossed 1 billion hours viewed making it the biggest show in Netflix’s history. The streaming platform announced recently that the 5th season of the show will be the last season. However, the streaming platform and The Duffer Brothers announced that they are working on Stranger Things Prequel. They have not provided any details yet.

Although Netflix is silent about the upcoming project, there are several books that might give us some insight into the upcoming show. These books include Suspicious Minds by Bond, Darkness on the Edge of Town by Adam Christopher, and Runaway Max by Brenna Yovanoff.

Fans believe that the prequel show might follow the book “Suspicious Minds”. The book tells us the backstory of Eleven’s mother “Terry Ives” and the book also reveals her father’s identity.

The writer of the book expressed her thoughts about the possibility of Netflix choosing the book for the prequel show;

“Obviously, I would love that, I have no idea but I did write it, thinking of it as a season of television because I’ve wanted readers to get that kind of experience that you would get. I certainly did think about building an ensemble cast in a world. But obviously, that would be pie in the sky. I would love to see those characters. I would be hugely honored if they used any of them.”

David Harbour wants “Jacob Elordi” to be young Jim Hopper in Stranger Things Prequel

Dabid Harbour is excited about the prequel show and he will be happy to see another actor playing Jim Hopper’s role. He revealed in an interview with GQ magazine that he wants “Jacob Elordi” to play young Hopper;

“He could pull off being as handsome as I was at 20, At this point, I think Hopper is a character that can exist independent of me. If they wanna go back in time, forward in time I’d love to see another actor play Hopper, and see what they can bring to it. I think as soon as the show ends, or maybe six months before it ends, you’ll be hearing about whatever spin-offs have planned.”

However, The Duffer Brothers revealed during a podcast that they are not planning to create a spin-off show based on the existing characters;

“That’s not interesting to me because we’ve done all that. We’ve spent I don’t know how many hours exploring all of that. So it’s very different.”

Aliza Fatyma
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.