The Duffer Brothers are heading back to Hawkins, Indiana and inevitably the Upside Down to start production on the third season of Stranger Things. Today marks the first day of filming after a successful table read over the weekend for the first 4 episodes!
The Duffer Brothers will be directing the first 2 episodes of the upcoming season, with Shawn Levy taking on episode 3 and 4, the same schedule that we saw for previous seasons. Here’s the theory behind it, as explained by Levy himself “I’m once again directing the third and fourth episodes so that I can give the Duffers a breather, and send them back into the writing cave, so that they can buff out the rest of the season. That’s why I took on these episodes in Season One, and now the three of us are just a little too superstitious to mess with what’s worked so far.”
Season 3 doesn’t have a set air date as of yet but it does seem to have been confirmed for 2019 (we were holding out hope for another Halloween release this year).
There’s been no real shake ups character wise, Eleven, Will, Mike, Lucas and Dustin are all coming back with their respective family members along with Jim Hopper and Steve Harrington (team Steve!) We’re thrilled to hear Priah Ferguson (Lucas’ sister Erica) has been upped to a series regular for season 3 because we need more of this:
It’s been confirmed that Cary Elwes will be playing Mayor Kline, Maya Hawke will be starring as ‘alternative girl’ Robin and Jake Busey will be someone called Bruce. Plot details are very sparse at the moment, fingers crossed now filming has started more information will start to emerge.
So here’s the questions we’re hoping to be answered in Stranger Things 3:
What the hell is the upside down? We’ve seen so much of it now but we’re still unsure where it all came from.
What happened to all the other children used in the Hawkins Lab experiments? We enjoyed meeting Kali aka Eight in season 2 but what about everyone else? We need more!
Where is Papa at? Eleven’s adoptive father only made a brief appearance in season 2. Could he be set to make a return?
What does the shadow monster actually want? Seriously, what does it want?!
What will be next for Steve Harrington? We love Dad Steve. We hope we’ll see much more of his adorable relationship with Dustin.
Let us know the questions you want answering in the comments below!
Whilst we’re here, we’d like to congratulate Millie Bobby Brown on her Time 100 space this year, smashing the record for youngest ever person to be included. What an achievement and clearly just a taste of what’s to come in the future for her. We cannot wait to watch the whole cast grow and achieve so many amazing things in the years to come.