Netflix‘s Stranger Things Season 3 details revealed.
The cast and creatives of Netflix’s popular series, Stranger Things, recently conducted a PaleyFest panel. A slew of information was revealed about the next season. Production on season three will begin this upcoming month. The third season will have a summer setting this time around.
Executive Producer, Shawn Levy, while on the red carpet in front of the Dolby Theater, revealed the upcoming season will take place one year after season 2. The setting will be the summer of 1985. Levy added that stars Millie Bobby Brown‘s Eleven and Finn Wolfhard‘s Mike will be a couple. Alongside them, Max (Sadie Sink) and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) will also be rekindling their romance that really started to take shape by the end of season 2.
Levy suggests that the relationships are going strong but what does that mean at age 13 or 14? He cautions audiences to expect some instability in these blossoming romances. When asked about Joe Keery‘s Steve Harrington character, Levy said, “We’ll get to see more of Steve Harrington in season three, and I’ll just say we won’t be abandoning the Dad Steve Magic.” This is of course in regards to Steve being somewhat of a mentor to Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) throughout season 2.
It is also said the film, Back to the Future will be referenced heavily in the new season. Stranger Things has quickly become a cultural phenomenon itself. When it launched in July of 2016, no expected to go over as much as it has thanks to hashtags like #Justiceforbarb or internet memes about Eleven and Eggo waffles. The second season showed little to no dip in viewership either.
Now going into the next season, the cast has landed massive paydays and continue to add to its cast. Lucas sister Erica (Priah Ferguson) will become a season regular. Also joining the cast is a new female character named Robin (Maya Thurman-Hawke).
Stranger Things season three is expected to hit the program queue sometime late 2018 or early 2019.