Why ‘Stranger Things’ Fans Will Be Waiting a Long Time for Season 3
Sorry, Stranger Things fans, you'll be waiting a good long while before venturing back into the Upside Down.
Per Entertainment Weekly's report from the Television Critics Association’s press tour, the beloved sci-fi series' third season has been pushed back until summer 2019 — over a year and a half after its Season 2 debut. The good news? Netflix has assured viewers the delay will be worth it.
“It’s a handcrafted show,” programming executive Cindy Holland said during a TCA panel, per EW. “The Duffer Brothers and Shawn Levy, they understand the stakes are high. They want to deliver something bigger and better than last year. I think it’s going to be a fantastic season. It will be worth the wait.”
Afterward, Holland noted the show will also have more special effects than previous seasons. “It’s a really exciting season, just takes a little more time,” she added.
So far, all that we've seen of Season 3 is a brief teaser that arrived earlier this month, featuring babysitter extraordinaire Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) working at an ice cream shop in the mall. David Harbour (Jim Hopper) did, however, promise plenty of big twists in a recent interview with E! News.
"This season they just came up with this arc and this idea that's so original and so new that and so fun," he shared. "What I can tell you is this, like you see season one you see season two and we're playing with the same alphabet of these '80s epics, but we're kinda throwing out the model again and sort of expanding these characters in ways that you wouldn't expect them to go in."
In the meantime, you'll have to find another show to soothe your '80s nostalgia fix.