Stranger Things season one was one of the best seasons of any show that I’ve seen in a long time. I grew up in the 80’s so let me tell you, the flashbacks were real. Season 2 which aired last October had the most-watched season of any show on Netflix and t received critical acclaim.
Today producer Shawn Levy gave us some hints of what can expect in season three.
Talking to Glamour, Levy suggested that the story will completely change, with Will Byers no longer the center of the show’s supernatural scares. “We’re going to give Will a break,” he said. “We’re not going to put Will through hell for the 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.”
The article makes mention that with Will not getting the attention of the baddies, maybe Dustin or Hopper will be next in line.
“You might assume that,” Levy teased. “But you would probably end up being wrong. We’re [going to be] dealing with forces of evil that are new.”
Levy went on explain that the episode count for Season 3 would be “eight or nine.” He stated: “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 3 to every character.”
Levy went on to explain why it takes a season of Stranger Things three times longer than a regular season for a network show:
“If we could make it [return] faster, then we would,” Levy said. “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.”
Now to what every Stranger Things fanatic wants to know, will there be more Steve and Dustin adventures?
“I want them to have a connection like they’ve really had a connection for a year—like they’re brothers.” Gaten Matarazzo said. “He’s never had that, so I feel like Steve is definitely someone in that sense who could be that person to him.”
No word yet on when season 3 will air.