Stranger Things

The cast of ‘Stranger Things’ may only have time for a short reprieve before they are forced to return to the world of Hawkins, Indiana to start shooting Season 3 of the hit series. It appears the writers and producers have been hard at work getting the story together for the next season and would like to get things moving as fast as possible. In the words of executive producer Shawn Levy:

“If we could make it [return] faster, then we would. 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.”

Levy also revealed that they decided to give Will an easier storyline this season after the traumatic events he went through during seasons 1 and 2:

“We’re going to give Will a break. We’re not going to put Will through hell for a 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.”

When asked if Dustin or Hopper would be the new targets for the Shadow Monster after their close experiences with it in Season 2, Levy replied with:

“You might assume that, but you would probably end up being wrong. We’re [going to be] dealing with forces of evil that are new.”

Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin) commented on the Steve/ Dustin friendship in the upcoming season, claiming it will have more depth after a year:

“In Season Two, it was all very cute and there was a funny factor to it because it was unexpected, but now that it is expected, I want to see them connect more and be more familiar with each other. I want them to have a connection like they’ve really had a connection for a year—like they’re brothers. He’s never had that, so I feel like Steve is definitely someone in that sense who could be that person to him.”

Levy also reminded us about Mrs. Wheeler’s odd connection with rebel bad-boy Billy in Season 2:

“There was clearly a connection there. Karen has some unhappiness that is brewing. I think that makes her vulnerable to all kinds of things in Season Three.”

And when asked about the return of Paul Reiser, whose character miraculously survived season 2, Levy claimed he could not comment, stating:

“I don’t have a clear-cut answer for you yet.”

Are you excited to see what they have in store for us and the characters in Season 3? Are you disappointed to hear the Shadow Monster might not be the primary antagonist of Season 3? Do you have any theories as to what this “new evil” may be that they will be facing? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: Glamour