Stranger Things 4 confirms Hopper is ALIVE with new teaser trailer

14 February 2020, 14:18 | Updated: 14 February 2020, 21:13

Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

HOPPER IS ALIVE! HOPPER IS THE AMERICAN PRISONER!

Stranger Things 4 just dropped a brand new teaser confirming that Chief Hopper is ALIVE.

In a new teaser trailer shared to the official Stranger Things Twitter account, captioned 'From Russia with Love...', we finally got the confirmation we needed about what happened to Hopper at the end of Stranger Things 3. Would David Harbour be returning as our fave chief of police? Or was he dead?

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The 50 second clip shows a sweeping aerial view of a snowy Russian field in Kamchatka, with soldiers patrolling the area while prisoners work on railroads nearby. The camera focuses on one of the workers, who is revealed to be Hopper - with a shaved head.

Watch the clip at the top of the page.

Stranger Things 4 confirms Hopper is alive in new teaser trailer
Stranger Things 4 confirms Hopper is alive in new teaser trailer. Picture: Netflix

In a statement from the Duffer Brothers, they wrote: "We’re excited to officially confirm that production on Stranger Things 4 is now underway – and even more excited to announce the return of Hopper! Although it’s not all good news for our “American”; he is imprisoned far from home in the snowy wasteland of Kamchatka, where he will face dangers both human...and other.

Meanwhile, back in the states, a new horror is beginning to surface, something long buried, something that connects everything…. Season 4 is shaping up to be the biggest and most frightening season yet, and we cannot wait for everyone to see more. In the meantime -- pray for the American."

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At the end of season 3, Jim Hopper appeared to have died in a huge blast after Joyce turned the keys in a bid to destroy the machine prying open the upside down.

For months, fans have been desperately trying to figure out whether or not Hopper survived the blast. From theories about him being "The American" prisoner in Kamchatka to Hopper having jumped through the portal and roaming the Upside Down, everyone had their own thoughts...

We guess we now have our answer.

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