The Stranger Things 4 teaser released this morning confirmed without a doubt that David Harbour's Jim Hopper is coming back for Season 4. "So why now? Basically, it had already been too long," says Ben Travers. "Just look at the silly hoops David Harbour had to jump through over the last seven months. When asked if Hopper would be back, he told Entertainment Tonight, 'I mean, I have no idea! I have no idea! I mean that, of course, is my hope too. It seems pretty crazy though. You know, that machine went off and blew up and Hopper seemed to be trapped there. He did glance around a little bit, but he seemed to be trapped and the machine exploded.' No one was buying it, and worse yet, it reeked of the Jon Snow/Game of Thrones debacle. During the years in which HBO’s fantasy blockbuster pretended his character was dead and gone, how many times did Kit Harington have to choose between telling the truth and protecting the show? That’s not a rhetorical question. The answers are well-documented because the journey was just that stupid. So rather than make Harbour and the rest of the cast go through a similar hell for the next only-Ted-Sarandos-knows how many months, Netflix relented. Now everyone is free to talk about Stranger Things 4 as much as they were free to talk about previous seasons before they came out — which may be light on plot, but won’t be outright lies." ALSO: Game of Thrones alum Tom Wlaschiha spotted in Stranger Things 4 teaser.