It’s official: We’ll be waiting a little bit longer for the next chapter in the Stranger Things saga, but according to Netflix, it’ll be worth it. The delay — and the reason behind it — was formally confirmed over the weekend at the streaming giant’s panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, where the company’s VP of original content also discussed what fans can expect from Stranger Things Season 3.
The band is finally getting back together for Stranger Things 3, and we may already know the newest residents of Hawkins. New casting reports from the third season hint at the Upside Down becoming a very public menace, even invading our own backyards.
More and more series are taking year-long gaps for production, and Stranger Things is likely to be among them. Where previously star David Harbour suggested Season 3 of the fan-favorite Netflix drama might not arrive until 2019, the actor now has an even more specific date in mind.
Stranger Things has officially been canceled. No, I’m kidding – can you imagine? Given all the hoopla and unanswered questions of the breakout Netflix drama’s second season, the streaming service has of course confirmed that Eleven, Mike, Will, Joyce, Dustin and all the rest will return for Season 3.