Stranger Things Season 3 has been officially confirmed by Netflix.
The news certainly didn’t exactly blow anyone’s minds, considering that the show has become a certified pop culture phenomenon that has elevated itself and the aggregate of the streaming giant’s original content lineup into the stratosphere. Yet, the official confirmation of Stranger Things Season 3 and only Season 3 may be telling, since there had been rumblings in the past that Netflix was contemplating filming back-to-back seasons to negate the power of puberty over its young primary cast. Then again, Netflix tends to play their renewal cards close to the vest, and the showrunners seem to think lots more can happen down the road.
Stranger Things Season 3 Story
“We’re thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out,” Ross Duffer told New York Magazine a while back. “We just have to keep adjusting the story,” said Matt. “Though I don’t know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year.”
It’s true, after three straight years of monsters invading the town of Hawkins, Indiana, it might be time for the characters to pitch their tents elsewhere. “They’re going to have to get the fuck out of this town!” said Ross. “It’s ridiculous!”
Stranger Things Season 3 Release Date
In any case, we might have to wait a little longer for Stranger Things Season 3. The first season hit in July 2016, and the second season arrived in October 2017. We may have a similar gap this time, so don’t expect October 2018. “I mean, one of the things that’s annoying for fans is that it takes us a long time to do them,” David Harbour told Variety. “Like, you probably won’t get [Season 3] until sometime in 2019. But also part of the thing is, like any good thing, they need time. And those guys work so hard. I mean, they just sit in their apartment and write for 12, 14 hours a day.”
Considering that there was a 15 month gap between the first two seasons, we may be looking at February 2019 for Stranger Things Season 3. We’ll update this when we know for sure, though!