Stranger Things executive producer and director Shawn Levy has revealed new details regarding the third season of the Netflix smash hit series.
Although it’s going to be quite a while before the next season of Stranger Things is released, series creators Matt and Ross Duffer began development on the third season just after the release of Stranger Things 2 at the end of October, and Levy explained to Glamour that much of the third season is now ironed out as he teased the number of episodes fans can expect:
“We’re there. It’ll be an eight or nine-episode season. The number of episodes will be dictated by the amount of story that excites us. We now know what is going to happen in season three to every character.”
Levy also revealed that the third season won’t exactly revolve around Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) like the previous two have as he confirmed the younger Byers brother will have a bit of a break in the next adventure:
“We’re going to give Will a break. We’re not going to put Will through hell for a third season in a row. He’ll be dealing with stuff, but he won’t be at rock bottom the way we forced the amazing Noah Schnapp to play.”
In addition, the executive producer and director teased a bit of what fans shouldn’t expect when asked whether or not Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) or Chief Hopper (David Harbour) — who were both sprayed with the mysterious particles in the tunnels — would be next to suffer the consequences of the Shadow Monster:
“You might assume that. But you would probably end up being wrong. We’re [going to be] dealing with forces of evil that are new.”
Fans hoping to see more of the Dustin and Steve team-up featured in the second half of Stranger Things 2 will also be relieved as Levy confirmed season three will feature more “Steve/Dustin action.” Matarazzo explained he hopes to see a brotherly-dynamic between the two next season:
“In season two, it was all very cute and there was a funny factor to it because it was unexpected, but now that it is expected, I want to see them connect more and be more familiar with each other. I want them to have a connection like they’ve really had a connection for a year—like they’re brothers. He’s never had that, so I feel like Steve is definitely someone in that sense who could be that person to him.”
Stranger Things 2 stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, and Noah Schnapp. The series has also added Sean Astin (The Goonies), Paul Reiser (Aliens), Brett Gelman (Jobs), Dacre Montgomery (Power Rangers), Danish actress Linnea Berthelsen, and Broadway star Sadie Sink into the mix as well. Here’s the official synopsis:
It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.
Stranger Things 2 is now streaming on Netflix.
‘Stranger Things’: Top 11 Moments Of Season 1
Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Things became an instant pop culture phenomenon after its debut last July. The Netflix Original not only pays homage to ’80s pop culture, Stranger Things actually lives up to its predecessors and deserves a place next to them on the shelf. Chances are you, or someone you know is completely obsessed with the show.
Now that we’ve seen the teaser, the wait is going to be even more arduous. To help fill the void as we begin the long wait for Stranger Things season 2, I’ve put together a list of the top 11 moments from the show.
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