Stranger Things season three has officially finished production, and with its wrap in production, comes the question of how many more seasons will we get?
In a new interview with one of the show’s stars, it appears we’ll at least be getting another season or two.
In a new interview with De Telegraff, Gaten Matarazzo (who plays Dustin Henderson in the series) recently clarified that the show isn’t over just yet.
“I know that [creators] Matt and Ross [Duffer], their goal is not to go as many seasons as possible,” Matarazzo said. “It’s to go until they finish their story, and I’ve heard the magic number is either four or five. We just finished up three – three is not the last one planned.”
Matarazzo’s recent comments seem to echo the show’s executive producer, Shawn Levy’s comments back in September.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Levy explained that there is a chance for the show to go another season or two after season three, saying:
“Hearts were heard breaking in Netflix headquarters when the Brothers made four seasons sound like an official end, and I was suddenly getting phone calls from our actors’ agents,” Levy said. “The truth is we’re definitely going four seasons and there’s very much the possibility of a fifth. Beyond that, it becomes I think very unlikely.”
In any case, we’re just glad that we are getting a few more seasons of our favorite show.
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. The mall was announced to be opening in “next summer,” which means that we can only assume the new season will come then.
Aside from the show’s mysterious release date, we also know that season three will be drawing some horror inspiration, specifically by director’s from the ’80s.
“There will be very much the ghost of John Carpenter and other ’80s horror directors.”
It was also reported that the show is set to be “much darker” than in previous seasons (possibly due to that horror-inspiration comment)
According to 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.”
While we’re stoked about all of the Stranger Things’ news, the best news of all is that our favorite dad Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) is set to 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 says.
Additionally, a report from Screen Rant found that Netflix and Century Books have partnered up to officially release the world’s first Stranger Things companion guide of the show called “Worlds Turned Upside Down.”
In this companion, the show’s third season is teased, and it promises that one tentacled monster will be returning to haunt the kids of Hawkins, Indiana once more: The Mind Flayer, the monster that came for, and possessed, Will’s body in season two of the show.
“The Mind Flayer hasn’t lost interest in Hawkins either. The tentacled creature continues to loom near Hawkins inside the Upside Down, and its malevolent influence isn’t absent from the new season,” the book reads. (via ScreenRant)
The third season of Stranger Things is set to debut sometime in 2019.