Want to know the inside scoop of what Netflix and The Duffer Brothers have planned for the third season of ‘Stranger Things‘? Well, Executive Producers Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen are opening up a bit as to a few things we can expect, and the most important of them will be the time jump that occurs. We know almost a year passed between the first and second seasons of ‘Stranger Things,’ so if you were hoping that the third season would pick up directly where the second left off, then you might be disappointed.
On the development end of things we’ve learned that The Duffer Brothers are only at “the very earliest stage of breaking story for Season 3” because as Cohen states:
“They take a deep dive into every season and every moment, and every decision for every moment. And as a result, we only finished Season 2 a few weeks ago.”
While this might worry some, clearly their style has resonated with fans as viewers are enjoying the second season just as much as the first! In many cases, even more!
According to Cohen though, one great thing about the next arc not being fully written means that the brothers and writers can adapt things organically. What worked and didn’t will easily factor into where the story goes:
“Certain things came out of ‘people loved this and loved that,’ and the guys are very smart about giving the fans what they want and playing to the strengths of what played well, and letting that find its way into the season.”
I’m sure this doesn’t mean that the overall arc will be changing, but it could key into some significant points in character interactions and development! Now, as to the third season will likely have a year time jump as the second did, there is one very straightforward and obvious reason that this will need to happen:
“The passing of time in these kids’ lives, and everyone’s inner community is part of the charm of the show, and [The Duffers] will continue to lean into that.”
Ideally, be the show’s finale they’ll have written in a reason why the events seem to ramp up once a year unless they claim to be in a different season next time around. Let’s be honest though, a Fall and Halloween release really is the perfect fit for this 80s set period piece.
Are you looking forward to the third season of ‘Stranger Things’? Does the time jump make sense with the actors aging? Would you like the cast and crew to explore a different season or are you happy to see this come out around Halloween? Share your thoughts below!