Stranger Things has delighted fans all around the world ever since it first appeared on Netflix in 2016. Hawkins, Indiana had everything we could ever want in a fictional town, an awesome arcade, a grizzled yet overly-handsome sheriff, plucky kids, evil government agencies and adorable cat-eating baby demogorgans. What the show also has, which must only be mentioned in quieted whispers, is a rapidly shrinking lifespan. With the kids all aging at supernatural rates, the Duffer brothers have had to work lightning fast to write and produce a show that would normally take years to create. Thanks to this unfairly expedited timeline, we have already started to get some news about Stranger Things 3, straight from producer and director Shawn Levy!
In an interview with Glamour, Levy talked a little bit about the evil that the residents of Hawkins will face in the upcoming season. It looks like, thankfully, they will be giving Will (Noah Schnapp) and his poor mother Joyce (Winona Ryder) some much deserved rest, opting for a different Big Bad to try to rip a hole in the fabric of space and time. He said:
We’re going to give Will a break. We’re not going to put Will through hell for a third season in a row. He’ll be dealing with stuff, but he won’t be at rock bottom the way we forced the amazing Noah Schnapp to play… We’re [going to be] dealing with forces of evil that are new.
Levy also talked about everyone’s favorite father/son duo, Steve (Joe Keery) and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo). With Dustin being an only child in a house without a father and Steve being someone that is valued mainly for his hair and weird basketball skills (Seriously bro, why are you posting Billy up from 30 feet away? Attack him on the dribble and let him trip on his mullet…), it is easy to see why they attached to one another so easily. When discussing the maturation of their relationship, Levy said:
In season two, it was all very cute and there was a funny factor to it because it was unexpected, but now that it is expected, I want to see them connect more and be more familiar with each other. I want them to have a connection like they’ve really had a connection for a year—like they’re brothers.
Things are starting to come together for the Stranger Things team. All “8 or 9” episodes of the third season have been planned out and are in the process of being written as we speak. Are you looking forward to Stranger Things 3? What do you think this new “evil force” will be? Join our official Facebook Group and let us know! Also, keep Nightmare on Film Street open in your browser because 1) We’re awesome and 2) We will be updating you will all the newest info on Stranger Things 3!