Last week, we brought you new that surprised now one: Netfilx has officially renewed Stranger Things for Season 3. This will be a make-it-or-break-it chapter if the franchise is to continue as a major cultural phenomenon. Season 2, while compelling, wasn’t the sweetheart Season 1 was. If Season 3 fails to mine new territory or jumps too many sharks, it could spell the end for any future adventures in Hawkins.
While specifics are nebulous, our friends at FoundFlix have put together a video exploring everything we know about Stranger Things Season 3 so far. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think in the Comments section. Are you excited about Stranger Things Season 3? Where do you hope the show will go in the coming years? Let’s discuss!
If you can’t stream, the key points about Stranger Things Season 3 are briefly summarized below the video. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: Earlier today, Netflix put our fears at ease and announced Season 3 of its smash hit Stranger Things. We’ve got all the latest details on the season straight from the Duffers, new theories, PLUS a giveaway for an awesome Stranger Things skateboard!
The Duffer Brothers will be treating Stranger Things Season 3 like 1 long movies as opposed to a traditional TV series.
The fact that Season 2 ended with very few cliffhangers suggests Season 3 will tell an entirely new story.
Season 3 will feature another face-off between “The Mind Flayer” and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown).
Season 3 won’t be bigger in scale than previous seasons of Stranger Things; rather, it will focus on character development.
Season 3 will take place after a time-jump of at least 1 year, meaning the kids will now be in high school.
Season 3 may mirror The Goonies and Back to the Future.
Time Travel may become a major component of the series.
All of the main characters are expected to return.
Eleven’s “Lost Sister” Kali will return and we will likely meet other subjects of the Hawkins Laboratory experiments.
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We’ll be keeping our ears to the ground to bring you additional Stranger Things Season 3 news as details emerge. And if you haven’t experienced the phenomenon that is Stranger Things for yourself, peep the trailer and synopsis for Season 2 below. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: Joyce (Winona Ryder), is attempting to make things stable for Will and his brother, Jonathan (Charlie Heaton), and she is dating an old high school classmate, Bob (The Goonies’ Sean Astin). “She’s trying to mask a lot,” explains Ryder. “I think she’s made this choice with Bob because she wants a good father figure in her sons’ lives.”
Meanwhile, Hopper (David Harbour) is attempting to keep all the events of last season, like the disappearance of Barb, a secret in order to protect Joyce and the kids. “It kind of falls on Hopper to be the voice of authority to say, ‘This did happen and this didn’t happen,’” says Harbour. “He’s struggling with the compromise that takes him to, having to lie and cover things up.” Siblings Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Mike are also much changed and mourning the (seeming) deaths of friends Barb and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown). “She and Mike are both the most screwed-up because they’re the ones who both lost someone,” says co-creator Ross Duffer. “They’re both grappling with that, and we see the effects.”
Shaking up the dynamics in Hawkins is the arrival of another brother-sister duo, Billy (Dacre Montgomery) and Max (Sadie Sink). While Max becomes pals with the boys and attracts romantic interest from Lucas and Dustin (played by actors Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo), Billy doesn’t exactly make friends. Teases Matt Duffer, “Stephen King always has really great human villains. The evil in the real world is often as bad or worse than the supernatural evil, so we wanted to introduce a character like that.”