“Stranger Things” has been renewed for Season 3, so start stocking up on 3 Musketeers
We’re officially headed back to the Upside Down for a third time as Netflix has formally announced that a third season of its breakout hit Stranger Things is a go. The streaming platform confirmed the news via Twitter after teasing fans with a poll asking whether the show should continue for another season — but, duh, of course they are going to make more Stranger Things! We need more of it ASAP.
The news doesn’t come as a surprise — especially given how popular the series is worldwide. Also, creators Matt and Ross Duffer ostensibly confirmed the show’s Season 3 pick-up back in August, revealing to Vulture that they were working on Season 3 ideas, and hinted that their current plan is to end the series after Season 4.
Unfortunately, we don’t know when we’ll be seeing more of Stranger Things as the announcement didn’t contain any information regarding the Season 3 premiere date and episode count.
While we still have so many questions about Season 3, the news has us feeling like this:
Much like the year-long time jump after Season 1, fans should be expecting another jump when the show returns, as the series (and its creators) works to keep up with its teenage stars — meaning we’ll be able to see Mike, Dustin, Will, Lucas, Max, and maybe even Eleven face off against a brand new enemy: High school.
"Even if we wanted to hop into the action faster, we couldn't," Matt Duffer told The Hollywood Reporter. "Our kids are aging. We can only write and produce the show so fast. They're going to be almost a year older by the time we start shooting Season 3. It provides certain challenges. You can't start right after Season 2 ended. It forces you to do a time jump. But what I like is that it makes you evolve the show."
So it definitely seems like the Duffers want to get working on Season 3 relatively quickly — without rushing their stars. But what does that mean for our Season 3 premiere date? While we’d love another October release — because it really was perfect timing — it doesn’t look like the series will go into production before spring 2018, meaning we *may* not see Stranger Things season three until 2019.
Seasons 1 and 2 of Stranger Things is currently streaming on Netflix.