Stranger Things 3 is shaping up to be much darker than the previous seasons—however, that doesn’t mean we won’t see a few fun moments.
Executive producer and director Shawn Levy hinted at what fans can expect from the new series on Twitter.
“[It’s] definitely going to get darker still, places that I think audiences are going to really love,” he revealed. “It’s got so much heart and humor.”
Now, the producer is sharing on Twitter that it’s not going to be all dark and gloomy.
“To clarify (and then I am shutting UP!)— there’s plenty of summer fun AND light,” he wrote.
“But there’s also a WHOLE LOT more… Hang in there guys,” he continues. “It’s gonna be worth the wait. Promise.”
To clarify (and then I am shutting UP!)— there’s plenty of summer fun AND light. But there’s also a WHOLE LOT more…Hang in there guys. It’s gonna be worth the wait. Promise.
— Shawn Levy (@ShawnLevyDirect) August 16, 2018
The date was previously teased with the commercial for Hawkins’ Starcourt Mall that said it was coming “next summer.”
There’s not much we know about what the season entails, but Netflix’s vice president of original content Cindy Holland also shared the series will contain “more special effects” than previous seasons.
Plus, three new characters will be added into the mix. The new characters include 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.”
Not only that, but our favorite dad Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) will have a bigger role in Season 3.
“We’ll definitely get to see some more of Steve Harrington in Season 3, and I’ll just say we won’t be abandoning the Dad Steve magic. I don’t want to say much more, but I literally feel that we were walking along and we stumbled onto a gold mine with Dad Steve,” Levy said.
Even though we have to wait a bit longer for the third season, at least fans are getting both a book series, a video game and a comic-book series based on Stranger Things to hold them over in the meantime.