Stranger Things has firmly cemented David Harbour as one of the most-loved characters around, thanks to his performance as the angsty Chief Hopper.
Now Harbour is set to make the jump into arguably the most animated series of all time, The Simpsons.
The actor will appear as an alternate version of Mr. Burns, appearing in an episode that parodies Undercover Boss.
After spotting graffiti in his power plant, Burns goes undercover to find out who is responsible for the vandalism, only David Harbour will be voicing his disguised character.
“Like Mission: Impossible, they give him a whole new body and face and voice so that this people in the plant won’t possibly recognise him,” executive producer Al Jean told Entertainment Weekly.
“He’s supposed to be a blue-collar guy from another part of the plant, but everything he says is like Mr Burns. He wants to go to karaoke and sing songs from the 1890s, but the guys don’t see through it.”
Appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the 44-year-old recently revealed his initial concerns about Stranger Things, “I was sure it was gonna be a complete disaster and a big failure before it came out.”
He added, “I remember when we were shooting, too, we would all sit around talking about how terrible it was gonna be, mainly because of my performance.
“I thought I was tanking the whole show. And then, before it came out, you normally see things on buses. I live in New York, I’m wandering around, buses, phone booths, there’s ads for shows. Not a single ad.”
Harbour explained how he was convinced Netflix would try and “bury” Stranger Things. However, everything worked out for the best. He concluded, “And then the show came out and it was an overnight zeitgeist success.”
“I really thought it was gonna be nothing and then people sort of embraced it and it became this grassroots event and it’s very gratifying.”