Stranger Things cast and crew discuss the show’s third season.

With the recent second season of Netflix’s Stranger Things garnering as much praise as the original, Season 3 is rumoured to drop in 2019. Much of the plot for the third season is shrouded in secrecy but it is speculated to take place a few years after the events of Season 2 in order to compensate for the cast naturally maturing.

Executive Producer and Director, Shaun Levy was naturally tight lipped about the specifics but he did let a few things slip recently and it appears that the character of poor old Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) may finally get a bit of good luck;

“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.”

Whilst he refused to confirm who may be the unlucky candidate for the upside down this time, he did appear to confirm that the third season won’t be arriving on Netflix anytime soon;

“If we could make it [return] faster, then we would. But we’re going to make it well. We’re going to do it right. 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.”

Netflix will obviously be desperate to get one of its hottest properties back on screens, but the big question on fan’s lips after Season 2 is whether the third season will build upon the brilliant partnership of Steve and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo). The unlikely pairing added much humour and a touching, brotherly dynamic to the ongoing story and Matarazzo was quick to add that he hopes their story continues;

“In Season 2, 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.”

The welcome addition of Paul Reiser left fans wanting more but Levy was quick to sidestep the question of whether the actor would return, having survived the events of Season 2’s finale, stating “No comment” when asked about Reiser’s possible return, following up with, “I don’t have a clear-cut answer for you yet.”

Sources: Glamour Magazine/TV Web.Com