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‘Strange Things’ star David Harbour says Season 3 is influenced by the ’80s Chevy Chase comedy

“Strange Things” star of David Harbour.

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“Strange Things” is looking to the past for inspiration.

Series star David Harbour, 43, told Variety Friday the third season of the Netflix series is influenced by the ’80s comedy flick “Fletch.”

Port described the show’s creators, the brothers and sisters of Matt and Ross Duffer, as “a specific each year with the films.”

“And ‘Fletch’ is a film that we get to play and have fun with this season, that you would not expect from ‘Strange Things’ and you would not expect from the Spielberg universe, and you certainly would not expect from a darker season,” he added.

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Chevy Chase played a journalist who is known as “Fletch” in 1985, the film of the same name as “Fletch Lives,” which came out in 1989.

A new character played by Jake Busey, a reporter named Bruce, it is expected that the reference of the role in the series. Details on Busey’s part were revealed in April.

“He is a journalist for The Hawkins Post with questionable morals and a sick sense of humor,” Netflix said in a press release.

Fans can watch on the comedy’s influence on the new season, when it was released in the summer of 2019.

 

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