There's a Good Reason Why STRANGER THINGS Season 3 Isn't Premiering Until Next Summer
It sucks that we're going to have to wait another year before we see the supernatural adventures of Stranger Things continue with Season 3. But, there's a good reason for the delay.
According to Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of Original Content, Stranger Things Season 3 won’t be premiering until next summer because the Duffer Brothers want it to be bigger and better than Season 2. While talking to The Wrap, she said:
"Well, it’s a hand-crafted show. You know, the Duffer Brothers and Shawn Levy have worked really hard and they understand the stakes are high. They want to deliver something bigger and better than what they did last year. And so, they really want to take the time to get it right. I think it’s gonna be a fantastic season, it’s gonna be worth the wait."
This news sucks if you're an impatient person, but as the old saying goes, good things come to those who wait. If they end up delivering an epic third season that blows us all away, then the wait was worth it.
It was previously reported that Stranger Things Season 3 would be the most ambitious season yet and that it was influenced by the films of John Carpenter, so that's exciting!
We don't know much about the plot of Season 3, but Shawn Levy previously revealed that the third season would take place one year after the second season, so that would set it during the summer of 1985. He also teased the relationships of the teen characters. When the story picks up Eleven and Mike will be a couple as will Lucas and Max. He also said that Steve Harrington will have a bigger role in the story this time around and that Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg's film Back to the Future will be a reference in the upcoming season.
Stranger Things Season 3 also stars Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Noah Schnapp as Will, Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, and Sadie Sink as Max.