We’re heading back to Hawkins.
If your withdrawal from Stranger Things has been giving you a nose bleed, we have some good news. Shooting for season 3 of the Netflix series got underway on April 23.
According to producer and director of the series, Shawn Levy, the cast have completed their table read and are all set to get in front of the cameras.
“It is the same number of scripts as last year. The rest of them kind of get written as we shoot, as we edit, as we go,” Levy told Collider. “I’m once again directing the third and fourth episodes so that I can give the Duffers a breather, and send them back into the writing cave, so that they can buff out the rest of the season. That’s why I took on these episodes in season one, and now the three of us are just a little too superstitious to mess with what’s worked so far. The prep beyond that, it’s really a similar juggling act where the Duffers, because they always understandably want to direct the kick-off episodes, they have to juggle their limited time between writing and re-writing and prepping as directors, all at the same time.”
Season 3 is scheduled to have eight episodes as opposed to the 10 we got for season 2.
The cast has also gotten bigger (and richer), with Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman’s daughter, Maya Thurman-Hawke, and Saw actor, Cary Elwes, joining the cast, as well as the regular cast receiving massive pay rises.
More good news? Season 4 is “definitely happening.”