2018 is destined to go down in history as “the year without ‘Stranger Things’.” It’s quite the drought, especially considering that the third season began production this spring. Netflix execs have explained that the delay (which has the series on track to return in the summer of 2019) is partially due to the third seasons heavier than usual use of visual effects, but that doesn’t make it any easier for fans to endure the interminable.
So what does make that wait easier? Well, a shorter wait for one thing. But failing that? Teases! And star David Harbour has a few of those in store. Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Harbour promised that risks are being taken in the new season (though, of course, he couldn’t say just what those risks were) and offered a few teases in an attempt to characterize the season.
“Certainly, acting is may favorite thing to do – but acting on this material with this group of people is just beyond. The scripts are really great this year. And in the new directions we’re going, all of us are taking a lot of risks. We’re all a bit out of our comfort zone.”
“I wish I could characterize the season, but to me it’s so big. For example, did you find last season to be darker? There were certainly elements of it that were scary, but I thought there was also a lot of fun, a lot of joy and a lot of silliness, with Steve being a dad and the kids as Ghostbusters. Just taking my story, for example, it’s fun to see Hopper having adopted Eleven. She’s become legitimized in the society, in the world of Hawkins. And he’s a father now. He’s raising a teenage daughter, with all that that entails. So I think that can be pretty funny to see his inadequacies in all of this.”
‘Stranger Things’ has been renewed for a third season by Netflix. No premiere date has been announced at this time, it will be in the summer of 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.