And what a mistake it would have been for the streaming service if that is close to true!
The words came from actor David Harbour at COMIC CON in New York..
Some headlines of course may be a little more animated than necessary.. this was small town from the actor and an interesting story. Netflix probably was not really going to bury the show..
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While appearing at a panel during New York Comic Con on Saturday, the Black Widow actor said he was going to “throw Paul Wesley under the bus” with a revelation from one of their past conversations.
“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 revealed to NYCC attendees.
After that conversation with The Vampire Diaries star, Harbour told the audience a sense of panic started to set in.
“I was like, ‘Oh no, man. I blew it. I had like one of the leads on a Netflix show, and I blew it, we all blew it,'” recalled Harbour.
“I think one of the things that people love about it, and it’s so hard to have in today’s culture, is you discovered it,” said Harbour. “I mean, like, you didn’t hear much about it, and you just sort of were playing around on Netflix and … people were like, ‘Oh this looks kind of good,’ and there was a sense of discovery about it. That was brilliant.”
“I mean, the funny thing about us is that the whole thing has changed so much, right? And yet when we get together on set, it’s like the first day of the first season, where they’re afraid of me because I’m an angry New York actor, and they’re little kids,” Harbour told the crowd. “So that has been preserved.”
“And I think we all have that relationship where we’ve been [through] so much that when we get on set together, it still feels like day one. It still feels very creative,” he continued. “The hoopla around us when we step off that stage is insane … but for those kids … what I do like is that they are grounded enough to be [the same] when we are on set working on the show.”
“Everybody loves the show still,” Harbour added. “We love the creators and we love our characters, and we love each other and we feel like a family. We could have big special effects and all that stuff, but we’d miss that thing that to me is really what the show is about. So that’s very much preserved.”
Perhaps if the show was named something else, Netflix however would have buried it.. David Harbour, who signed to play Hopper when the show was going to be called Montauk, initially hated the new title Stranger Things and begged the Duffers to change it.
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