Here’s everything we know about ‘Stranger Things’ season 3
When Stranger Things finished, I didn’t want any more of it - it was a nicely compact story, all rounded-out quite succinctly. Sure, there was a little tease at the end - but sometimes you don’t need to follow these things through, they’re just a bit of fun. Still, it was wildly popular and did a lot for Netflix, so of course a second season was commissioned.
Thankfully, the second season was good, also. Phew. And now, as is the law, a third season must follow, regardless of any threat for diminishing returns - so we begin the countdown to season 3 (filming is set to start in April). And if anyone can live up to the hype - it’s the Stranger Things lot, they’ve got a good track record.
Anyway, here’s what we know so far:
It’s going to be set in 1985
So that’s one year on from season two, and two from season one - a year per season, it is, with Stranger Things. And with a potential five seasons teased by the Duffer brothers, we might reach 1987, the same year that Michael Fish told everyone there wasn’t going to be a hurricane. What I’m saying is hopefully they’ll be a whole episode dedicated to that. Very creepy.
We’re gonna get a lot more of Steve and his ridiculous quiff
Producer Shaun Levy said at a recent PaleyFest panel: “We’ll definitely get to see some more of Steve Harrington in season three, and I’ll just say we won’t be abandoning the Dad Steve magic. I don’t want to say much more, but I literally feel that we were walking along and we stumbled onto a gold mine with Dad Steve.”
This is good, because Steve is good. He adds a father-figure element to the younger group, and also has a big bat with spikes in it, and if you think that I don’t want to see more of a big bat with spikes in it, then you’ve got your wires crossed somewhere along the line, buddy.
We’ve got a new character on our hands, everybody
And she is:
Maya Thurman-Hawke is headed to Hawkins as Robin, an "alternative girl". That is her literal character description so get ready for some angst. pic.twitter.com/zbyUteq3kA— Netflix US (@netflix) March 2, 2018
Yep, that’s Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke’s daughter up there, being all retro and cool, fact fans.
We’ll also be seeing more Erica, and potentially more Kali
Erica, Lucas’ sister wasn’t in much of season two, but she made a hilarious impact whenever she was, so it seems she’s been bumped up to a more regular role in the next installment. Kali, Eleven’s super-powered sibling, on the other hand, divided audiences, but it looks as though she might pop up at least once. Levy has said that the show will leave the town of Hawkins at points, presumably to check up on the other kids that were experimented on.
Things are going to get all luvvy-duvvy
Levy also confirmed that Eleven and Mike, and Max and Lucas would be couples at the start of season three:
“Mike and Eleven and are going strong, so that’s a relationship that continues, and same with Mad Max and Lucas. But again, they’re like 13- or 14-year-old kids, so what does romance mean at that stage of life? It can never be simple and stable relationships and there’s fun to that instability.”
Sounds exciting, we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
Oh, and if you want to know how much each actor will be earning per episode of season 3, click here.
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