Stranger Things 3: Plot, episodes, cast — what to expect from Netflix show's upcoming season

FP Staff

March 30, 2018 13:56:48 IST

In December 2017, Netflix cheekily announced the third season of possibly the most popular television show in the US, Stranger Things. Ever since fans have been waiting and scuttling for any piece of information that could satisfy their anticipation for the time being. However, in classic Netflix style, spoilers will probably never leak out, not even the premiere date of the show, yet a round up of all that is known so far might help.

Still from Stranger Things. Image via Facebook

Still from Stranger Things. Image via Facebook

Stranger Things season 3 goes into production this April, and as revealed by star David Harbour, the show is expected to release no sooner than 2019. “I mean, one of the things that’s annoying for fans is that it takes us a long time to do them. Like, you probably won’t get [Season 3] until sometime in 2019. But also part of the thing is, like any good thing, they need time. And those guys work so hard. I mean, they just sit in their apartment and write for 12, 14 hours a day,” said the actor when speaking about show creators, the Duffer brothers as reported by Variety.

Stranger Things 3 will have a mere eight episodes, one less from season 2, but the same as its breakout first season as reported by TV Line.

The plotline of Stranger Things 3 is said to be even darker than its preceding seasons, with the big shadow monster back. The odd happenings to the group of young friends living in a small town in Indiana in the 1980s, will continue to get stranger, with executive producer Shawn Levy teasing, “the shadow monster is still lurking up there out there in the Upside Down. He is determined to find a way to achieve his goals,” as reported by Variety.

Stranger Things 3 cast is intact and infact have gotten a well-deserved massive pay hike, with all the stars set to make six-figure salary per episode. Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, Caleb McLaughlin and Natalia Dyer are all back, joined by Maya Hawke as one of the leads, in the role of an ‘alternative girl’ named Robin, and Priah Ferguson has landed herself a recurring role too after she came to notice in season 2, and a slew of brand new characters as reported by Metro.

Updated Date: Mar 30, 2018 13:56 PM