Here comes a major revelation about the forthcoming season of sci-fi horror series, Stranger Things. Actor David Harbour, whom we have seen as Jim Hopper in the series, spilled the beans on the inspiration behind the Season 3 of the show.
In an interview with Variety, the 43-year-old actor said that the makers of Stranger Things – Matt and Ross Duffer – have drawn inspiration from Chevy Chase’s action comedy film ‘Fletch’ for the new season.
“The Duffers are so specific each year with the movies…and Fletch is one movie we get to play around and have some fun with this season, which you wouldn’t expect from Stranger Things…and you certainly wouldn’t expect from a darker season,” Harbour said.
Fletch was released in 1985, starring Chevy Chase as Irwin Fletcher, an investigative journalist.
Fletch goes undercover as a homeless man for one of his stories about drug trading on the beach. While he is snooping around, a businessman Alan Stanwyk offers him a handsome sum to murder him. Fletch takes up this new case to dig up the reason behind the offer.
The series, Stranger Things, takes place in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, where a secret government lab accidentally opens a door to another dimension referred to as the Upside Down.