The more we hear about the third season of ‘Stranger Things’ the further away it seems until its potential 2019 return, but now executive producer Shawn Levy has a slew of new updates to share. Levy understands fans’ frustrations on the delays between seasons and says that “if we could make it [return] faster, then we would” but he and The Duffer Brothers have a quality commitment to fans that they don’t want to ruin by rushing into the next season. Basically, they’re “going to make it well. We’re going to do it right.” As much as we all hate the wait, I think fans would rather have quality over quantity.
The story arc for the third season is pretty much figured out as Levy shares:
“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 that is exciting news as it means while a script has yet to be fully drafted that the showrunners have it plotted out and it should move much quicker into production at this point.
The EP wouldn’t reveal any significant plot points for the upcoming season but did share that they would be cutting a character some slack after what they put him through in the first two seasons:
“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.”
While the second season ended with the Shadow Monster eagerly watching from The Upside Down, we might have a focus on something else for the boys this time around as the show will be “dealing with forces of evil that are new.” It is hard to say if this will be something else from The Upside Down, the government, or the other test subjects which were raised with Eleven or elsewhere in the country.
On the brighter side, one of the best comedic duos from the second season will return as well since they’ll be giving us more “Steve/Dustin action.” Of the duo Levy shared that:
“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.”
As Dustin hasn’t had a brother or father in his life, this is an older male figure that he can look up to and if the last season is any indication, it should be hilarious.
Are you looking forward to the third season of ‘Stranger Things’? Do you think that Will finally getting a break will help the show? What do you think of the idea that Steve and Dustin have ended up like brothers in a sense? Share your thoughts below!