Netflix gave ‘Stranger Things’ fans an early Christmas gift today. They have officially announced the hit series’ third season!
FOR THE LOVE OF STEVE, DUH! So hold tight baby darts — season 3 is officially happening.
— Netflix US (@netflix) December 1, 2017
The show, which scored 18 Emmy nominations and five wins this year, stars David Harbour as police chief Jim Hopper who is the guardian of Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown). Winona Rider co-stars alongside Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Charlie Heaton, Dacre Montgomery, Joe Keery, and Sadie Sink.
So, what do we know about season 3? The Duffer Brothers recently spoke with THR and stated that there will be a significant time jump this season.
Even if we wanted to hop into the action faster, we couldn’t,” says Matt Duffer. “Our kids are aging. We can only write and produce the show so fast. They’re going to be almost a year older by the time we start shooting season three. It provides certain challenges. You can’t start right after season two ended. It forces you to do a time jump.” Then he added, “It’s a long way of saying that yeah, we’re going to do a time jump.”
Priah Ferguson, who played the of Lucas’ little sister Erica, was meant to appear in only one episode but her spunk and cuteness decided to add more of the kid last season. Next season, we’ll see even more of her.
There is no version of season three where Erica doesn’t have a majorly expanded role!” Matt Duffer told Vulture. “She’s got to. She’s too good.”
‘Stranger Things’ was created by The Duffer Brothers who also serve as co-directors and executive producers. Dan Cohen, Shawn Levy, and Iain Patterson also co-direct.