David Harbour Expected Stranger Things Cancellation After Season 1

There is little doubt that Stranger Things has been one of the biggest successes for Netflix. The series, which is set for its fifth and final season, has brought in a lot of new viewers for the streaming giant and people are still expecting more content in the future. However, some were not particularly impressed with the show when it was just starting out. David Harbour has just admitted that he didn't expect a renewal following the first season!

Stranger Things premiered on Netflix back in 2016 and it didn't take long before people started gushing about the show. Although the series was an instant hit, David Harbour told BBC's The One Show that it wasn't easy working on Season 1.

“I remember when we were shooting the first season. We were down in Atlanta, Netflix had given us a budget of about $20. Halfway through I remember my hair person coming up to me, like about Episode 4 we were shooting, and she was like, ‘I don’t think it’s gonna work,'" Harbour said.

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“By the time we finished, we wrapped, I thought we wouldn’t get a second season, we’d be the first Netflix show kind of ever to never get a second season. We thought no one would watch it, it was going to be a disaster,” he concluded.

Luckily, things worked out for Stranger Things and it was immediately renewed for a second season. From there, the series continued to be a huge success and several years later, everyone on the show has become a major star. Soon, we'll be expecting the fifth and final season.

Stranger Things Season 5 has not yet been given an official release date. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

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