When we last left the town of Hawkins, Indiana, things were going well for the kids in Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things‘ but that is about to take a turn for the worst. Executive Producer Shawn Levy recently sat down to talk about the show on the whole and while awards and evolution were key components to the conversation, the upcoming season was, of course, brought up.

As usual, he wasn’t open to sharing any spoilers but did give some insight on where the upcoming outing in the series could go. In fact, we found this out as the recent teaser was specifically mentioned that had a bit of a lighter note on how the 80s were for kids and young adults with a focus on the local mall.

On this, Levy stated:

“That would be part of the store. But not at all representative of the season. There’s no question that, as you saw in that infomercial, Starcourt Mall is a part of season 3. As is summertime. So season 3 has a really healthy dose of poppy, bright levity and cultural fun. But I can only promise you that season 3 eventually goes places that are darker, and unquestionably more action-packed than we’ve ever gone before.”

Kids hanging out at malls in the summer were a pretty common occurrence in the 80s so this isn’t a stretch and is another excellent callback to the era. Also, it being the summer means brighter colors and spending time outside. However, I do love that he states that it’ll “eventually goes places that are darker, and unquestionably more action-packed than we’ve ever gone before.”

The darker end of the spectrum could be anything from the government interfering with the city once again to those who have similar powers to Eleven to another adventure into The Upside Down. The possibilities are endless, and I can’t wait to see what might end up popping up!

As Levy says, “It would be a mistake for anyone to think that Season 3 is the summer of fun and lightness because it’s a whole lot more than that.” True fans wouldn’t expect anything less at this point.

Are you looking forward to the third season of ‘Stranger Things’? What do you think will make it “darker” than the previous two scenes? Share your thoughts below!

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