It’s confirmed that Stranger Things will end either with Season 4 or Season 5. But it doesn’t mean the end of the world of Stranger Things.
It could always stay alive in the form of a Spin-off. Sources say we might get to see a Stranger Things Spin-off about Jim Hopper.
- Stranger Things Spin-off about Jim Hopper in plans?
- The possible storyline for the Stranger Things Spin-off about Jim Hopper.
- A Stranger Things novel about Spin-off with Jim Hopper already exists.
Stranger Things is one of the best shows on any online streaming platform currently. Its last three seasons had earned massive viewership, and its unique retro world has resulted in an immense fan base for the show. However, like everything good, the show is also ending.
The show has definite scope for the storyline it’s running on, and that’s meant to end now. Right now, the production of Season 4 of Stranger Things is ongoing to ensure its early 2021 release, and the show may see its finale in this season. With the end of the show, fans of Stranger Things are afraid they will lose the feel of the world, and the nostalgia it offered. But this shouldn’t concern fans, as a spin-off of Stranger Things around Jim Hopper is in plans.
Stranger Things Spin-off about Jim Hopper in plans?
There’s no official confirmation but a lot of smoke is aiming towards the possibility of a fire at a near distance. Yes, there are rumours that a Stranger Things Spin-off around Jim Hopper is being planned behind the closed doors.
Not only the rumours suggest that, but some insider reports also are aiming towards the possibility of a Stranger Things Spin-off with Jim Hopper as the main character. If this is true, then we are not very far from some real fun with our boy Hopper.
The possible storyline for the Stranger Things Spin-off about Jim Hopper.
It will be a far cry to predict the storyline on which the Stranger Things spin-off about Jim Hopper might be based. But there is one clear possibility that we can look at, it’s the possibility of exploring Hopper’s past. Yes, in Season two of Stranger Things, when Eleven found some belongings of Hopper in his home, we got some hint of Hopper’s past life.
We came to know that he wasn’t Chief Jim Hopper of Hawkins always. He had a family, and it also hinted on his life in New York. Hopper’s nature is also a clear indication of suffering and tragedies in his past. So, a Stranger Things Spin-off about Jim Hopper and his past adventures or tragedies could be worth it.
A Stranger Things novel about Spin-off with Jim Hopper already exists
“Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town: The Second Official Novel” is a novel released in 2019. It’s the second official Stranger Things novel, and is written by “Adam Christopher”. This novel explores the story of Jim Hopper before he was chief of police in Hawkins and was Detective Jim Hopper in New York city.
In an interview, Adam Christopher said about the story of Hope in his novel— “We know from the TV show that he was in New York because Eleven finds a box underneath the floor in season two. This is the first chance we’ve really had to look at his family life before everything changed.”
Continuing about his life story he further said — “Hopper’s life is pretty much in two halves, before Vietnam and after Vietnam, which was a huge part of his life. When Sara died, that became ancient history. It became something lost in time. This is the first time we’ve seen before Sara’s death.” An official novel exploring Hopper’s past life concretes the rumours about a Stranger Things sequel about Jim Hopper.
To add more to the spin-off possibility, the author said he wrote the novel while keeping the structure of a show in mind. He said — “When I was writing it, I did have in mind the episodic structure… So that pacing and structure of the story would lend itself to an adaptation. Also, for fans, because they have to have that ‘Stranger Things feel’, it does feel like you’re watching a book.”
There’s no reason for the makers to not go for a Stranger Things spin-off about Jim Hopper. If fans want it, it’s not fair to not give it to them.