stranger things 3

The wait for the third season of ‘Stranger Things’ can be excruciating at times, and sadly it doesn’t look like it’ll be over any time soon. The season is currently in the midst of production, though, which means we’re now starting to get a more solid sense of what to expect. And the cast and producers have hinted that there are some changes in store.

One such change in Season Three is its setting. Don’t worry, the 80s isn’t getting ready to roll out of Hawkins just yet. Rather, it’s taking place at a different time of year. While the first two season were set in the autumn, the third will fall during the summer. But is that really going to impact much beyond the wardrobe? Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, star Noah Schnapp suggests that the summer setting will, in fact, be a big deal:

“It’s very different this season because it’s in the summer, so you kind of get to see a different version of everyone. It’s great because it has a lot of the dark parts from season two and a lot of the light playful parts from season one.”

Schnapp also hinted at what the new season has in store for one of the second season’s standout characters. After making a splash as Lucas’s younger sister Erica, actress Priah Ferguson was promoted to the main cast, and according to Schnapp, “She definitely has a bigger part this season, and she kind of has her own storyline with someone from the cast.”

Please let it be Steve.

‘Stranger Things’ has been renewed for a third season by Netflix. No premiere date has been announced at this time, though the early word is that it may not arrive until 2019. The new season will feature returning stars Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Joe Keery, Natalia Dyer, Priah Ferguson, and Charlie Heaton alongside newcomers Cary Elwes. Jake Busey, and Francesca Reale.