Did Paul Wesley Really Tell David Harbour Netflix Was Trying to Bury ‘Stranger Things’?
So did Paul Wesley from The Vampire Diaries really tell David Harbour that Netflix was trying to bury Stranger Things? Harbour recalled a conversation where Wesley expressed his concern that the streaming service wasn’t going to give the first season of Stranger Things any play. Wesley, however, recalled an entirely different conversation. Wesley also couldn’t resist but bust Harbour’s chops about the remark.
David Harbour recalled Paul Wesley being concerned about ‘Stranger Things’
Harbour recounted the conversation when he appeared on a panel at Comic-Con in New York. He said Wesley was concerned that Netflix wasn’t hyping the new series enough. “So about two weeks before the show I was like, ‘There’s still no ads, man, like buses and phone, there’s no ads,’ and he [Paul] was like, ‘Sorry man, they’re trying to bury it.’ It was clearly a terrible show,” Harbour said (via People).
Stranger Things was Harbour’s big break so he understandably panicked. “I was like, ‘Oh no, man, I blew it,” he said.
“I had like one of the leads on a Netflix show.'” He added, ‘And I blew it, we all blew it,'” he said. Of course, Stranger Things quickly became a cult phenomenon. Harbour shared that Netflix had a strategy. “The advertising department claimed later on that that was the manipulation the entire time, and that they’re just geniuses. But, I don’t know what’s true,” he said.
Does Paul Wesley agree about what David Harbour shared?
Wesley probably saw a few articles that popped up about Harbour telling the audience that Wesley was worried Netflix planned to “bury” Stranger Things. “Haha I definitely did not use those words. I am, however, going to ‘bury’ my friend David for throwing me under the bus!” Wesley tweeted.
A fan asked Wesley if he watched the show. He replied, “I watched season 1 and loved it.” Another person joked, “I wish we could all have our shows as buried as Stranger Things.” Wesley’s reply? “Same.”
When will ‘Stranger Things’ return to Netflix?
Wesley has some catching up to do if he’s only watched season 1. Stranger Things Season 4 released the trailer in Sept. that includes a new location. The setting is at the Creel House of new character Victor Creel. Of course, Creel is a haunted person, a prisoner in a psychiatric hospital after his family was brutally murdered in the 1950s. Similar to the Amityville Horror plotline, Creel blamed the murders on an evil spirit.
Is the demonic presence actually part of the Upside Down? Some of the main Stranger Things characters, led by Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) decide to play detectives to find out what really happened in the Creel house.
Many of the original actors return for season 4. This includes Millie Bobby Brown, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, and Joe Keery. Plus Priah Ferguson becomes a main cast member, Variety reports.
And while Stranger Things Season 4 dropped a tasty teaser, fans will have to wait a little longer. The new season won’t stream on Netflix until 2022.