Just in case anyone doubted, Netflix announced on Friday that their massive hit TV show Stranger Things will return for Season 3. The streaming service first posted a pool on Twitter, asking the fans to vote on whether the show should return for season 3. Then, without bothering to check the result, they officially announced the third season tweeting: “FOR THE LOVE OF STEVE, DUH! So hold tight baby darts — season 3 is officially happening.”
FOR THE LOVE OF STEVE, DUH! So hold tight baby darts — season 3 is officially happening.
— Netflix US (@netflix) December 1, 2017
Of course, it was obvious that Netflix will carry on with Stranger Things after such positive response from the audience, but it is always good to have an official confirmation. Previously, the show’s creators Matt and Ross Duffer revealed to E! that their plan is to run Stranger Things for four or five season at max.
“I think, you know, four to five seasons is likely where we’ll end up, but who knows?” said Ross. “I mean, none of this official, and we know where we want to go. We’re trying to figure out still how long it’ll take to get there, so we’ll see.”
“It’s hard like four seems short, five seems long. So I don’t know what to do.” Matt added.
So far, we don’t know when season three could be released, but a realistic timeline is the end of 2018 or early 2019, given the 15 months gap between season 1 and season 2. The reports say that the filming of new episodes will start in Atlanta in the spring of 2018. The entire main cast is also set to return.
Finally, through interviews of the cast members and creators, we learned a bit about the setting of the Season 3. It will be set in 1985 and it might not take place in Hawkins.
Whatever happens, or wherever the show takes us, we are sure it will be one exciting journey.