Stranger Things season 3 is going to be much darker.
Speaking with Bad TV (apologies in advance for any translating errors) the show’s producer Shawn Levy shared that the show’s forthcoming season is the “most ambitious” of them all, saying:
“I can tell you that we are working on the third season very quickly, and I can also tell you that it is by far the most ambitious season ever made, and I want to underline it: it is by far the most ambitious! We are on another level.”
When asked specific details of what makes the new season so ambitious, Levy continued by saying:
“I can not go into the specific but as you saw the second season has become more cinematic, much more based on the characters than the first and this evolution will continue with the third. It will be the season with more action than all.”
While he didn’t give away much, Levy did share that the new season will draw some inspiration from horror directors during the ’80s, with a specific mention of Halloween creator, John Carpenter:
“There will be very much the ghost of John Carpenter and other ’80s horror directors.”
We’re beyond stoked for the new season, especially hearing the news that it will be taking after the Halloween mastermind himself (does this mean we could also be seeing a Wes Craven / Nightmare On Elm Street-inspired episode too?!)
There’s not a whole lot of information regarding the new season, but we do know that the show’s third season apparently began filming in the spring. Even though it just started production, we have been getting some snippets of the upcoming season.
It was recently revealed in an 80’s style commercial that the show will be getting a new hang out spot for the kids and teens of Hawkins, Indiana. The new spot will be a mall called Starcourt Mall, where you’ll find the “cool kids” frequenting.
What’s more? The mall was announced to be opening in “next summer,” which means that we can only assume the new season will come then.
We also know that the cast will be adding three new characters into the Hawkins mix—an “alternative girl,” Cary Elwes playing the Hawkins mayor, a “handsome, slick and sleazy” ’80s politician and Jake Busey playing a local journalist with “questionable morals.”
It was recently reported that the show is set to be “much darker” than in previous seasons. According to Producer and director Shawn Levy the show will go to some darker places than we’ve seen:
“[It’s] definitely going to get darker still, places that I think audiences are going to really love,” Levy revealed. “It’s got so much heart and humor.”
The third season of Stranger Things is set to debut sometime in 2019.
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