What did you get for Stranger Things Day? A mini 3 Musketeers bar to feed your Demodog? Some Eggos? Video arcade tokens? Sadly, fans of the Netflix did not get the
Sure, Netflix did drop a cute behind-the-scenes video in honor of its made-up Nov. 6, marking 35 years since Will Byers' 1983 disappearance , Stranger Things Day what kinda half-birthday: sounds promising, but you end up getting underwear, if that.
Why is Stranger Things so strangely compelling? The show seemingly came out nowhere in July 201
The show's been renewed for a third season, and co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer say a fourth and fifth season are likely.
And in an interview with CNET Magazine (Sheriff Hopper himself) so we confirmed that tidbit about the show: we can
"I feel very proud of that … we're not going to get that in our story and leave these beaches," he said. "We're going to tie things up."
But until then, here's a sneak peek at what strange things await.
When? Where? What?
Season 3 is coming sometime in 2019 and wants to be eight episodes long, same as the first season (but one less than Season 2). It's set in the summer of 1985.
For the previous two seasons, Netflix posted all the new episodes at once, making the show another poster child for binge-watching. We expect the same all-at-once episode dump again, though we do not have confirmation.
Production started on April 20. On April 27, Netflixof the cast settling down to read through what's presumably the first script of the new season. (Priah Ferguson orders the audience to "get out of here, nerds!") Sadly, there are no spoilers, but it's fun to see the cast again, even if only the backs of their heads.
At the Primetime Emmy Awards in September 2018, Shawn Levy told The Hollywood Reporter that filming would wrap in two months, making it November. He added, "cinematically, it's our biggest season yet."
Star Natalia Dyer, who plays Nancy Wheeler, echoed Levy, saying that "this year it feels very … big." I mean, [all the seasons] feel big, but this one feels the biggest so far, so it's been good. "
How to watch
Get yourself a Netflix subscription. Stranger Things is a jewel in the service's crown of original series, and it's the best way to bring you all the new episodes plus access to the first two seasons.
Not sure Netflix is worth it to you? The service offers a free one-month trial, so if you sign up close to the new season's premiere you can soak up the new season and both previous years, then cancel your membership without cost.
Meet the cast
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Maya Hawke: Hawke, the daughter of actors Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, wants to join the cast as Robin, Variety reports. Robin is described as "an 'alternative girl' bored with her mundane day job. She seeks excitement in her life and gets bargained for when she is uncovers a dark secret."
Cary Elwes: Elves, forever known to many as Westley at The Princess Bride, is coming to Hawkins, where he'll play the town's mayor. "Handsome, slick and sleazy, Mayor Kline is your classic '80s politician – more concerned with his own image than with the people of the small town he governs,".
Jake Busey: Busey, son of acclaimed actor Gary Busey, wants to play Bruce, described by Netflix as "a journalist for The Hawkins Post with questionable morals and a sick sense of humor."
What we know about the plot
Freeze, police! In October 2018 a casting notice for military and police experience with the show in Atlanta. Both men and women, aged 18-50, of any ethnicity, are needed. Hmm, what stranger things could plot for a large military or police presence? Could Chief Hopper be calling in a larger force to help control the supernatural side of Hawkins?
Strike up the band: In September 2018, casting notices were postedto appear in a Stranger Things episode. As with the police / military casting notice above, there is not a note on this news: Will it be a school band? A community group? Are they to appear in a parade? And, of course, we do not know if any of the main cast members want to be part of the band, which would seem to mean it could play a major role in an episode, or if the band is just background noise.
Life's a beach: Celeb site Just Jared published a photo of Millie Bobby Brown filming what appears to be a pretty dramatic scene at the beach in Malibu, California. Stranger Things, of course, is set to landlocked Indiana, so maybe the Pacific Ocean is in for an Indiana lake or river. Or perhaps Eleven is taking a West Coast trip in the new season. About the week later, more snaps of the cast were taken in Georgia. It's unclear what scene the kids were filming, and most of them were wrapped in robes, either to keep warm or to hide whatever they were wearing.
Eleven's backstory revealed : Viewers have already met Eleven's mom, troubled Terry Ives, but a new young adult coming out in February 2019 wants to dig into her mother's past even more. Entertainment Weekly published on excerpt from Gwenda Bond's book, called Suspicious Minds, and it follows. Brenner (Matthew Modine on the show) as he tries to assemble a group of young test subjects, presumably including Terry. Five-year-old eight, who meets Eleven when she's quite a bit older.
Love is in the air: The romantic duos of Eleven / Mike and Max / Lucas are still together in season 3, but for how long? "They're like 13- or 14-year-old kids, so what does romance mean at that stage of life?". But Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike, noted that the show will be set in the summer of 1985, and called it "the summer of love." Wolfhard was not around for the first summer of love in 1967, and he was not born until after the summer of 1985. ,
Not everyone's romance wants to be all hearts and flowers, though. David Harbour, Jim Hopper, said he wants to "take more risks with intimacy and vulnerability", "but is going to flail and be horrible at it."
Father figure as martyr: So in summer 2018,that he knows how he'll like his character to bow out. "I would like to take a bullet for Eleven," he said. And when fans cheered the selfless response, he replied, "Now you're all happy about me dying!" No fears, though. I think Hopper wants to stick around until the show's eventual end. We'll have to wait and see whether he lives happily ever after (with joy?) Or heroically exchanges his life for Eleven's.
New faces: Finn Wolfhard appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in August 2018 and hinted at some new additions. "We're in the middle of (filming the season)," Wolfhard said. "We've got some new cast members, some incredible people." But that was about to spill, and Fallon quickly changed the subject to joke about how he should appear on the show as a "weird uncle or something." New characters are no surprise, and if they play major roles, as Max and Billy did in season 2, please read details will leak out soon.
More D & D: Dungeons & Dragons, which is definitely the end of the nerds out there. Expect more of the fantasy role-playing game in season 3. As Comicbook.com pointed out, artist Jared Flaming shared on Instagram in April.
Dad Steve is back: Older teen character Steve Harrington (Joe Keery), who turned out to be a big brother figure for Dustin in season 2, wants to keep up that role. "I'll just say we will not abandon the dad-Steve magic," Levy told THR.
Back in time: Ghostbusters was an important theme in Season 2, and Michael J. Fox's 1985 movie Back to the Future wants to be a key element this season.
Chasing Chase: Back to the Future is not the only movie that will play a role. David Chase's 1985 action comedy. "Fletch is one movie and you would not expect anything from Stranger Things." "he said.
Hopper's history: Harbor thus told Variety that he hopes the show investigates his character's history as both a New York cop and a Vietnam vet. "I'm curious about how it's done in Vietnam." He said in various ways, "Harbor said.
Sing it, sister: Lucas' lively younger sister Erica (Priah Ferguson) wants to have an expanded role this season, and deservedly so. "There will definitely be more Erica in Season 3," show co-creator Ross Duffer told Yahoo Entertainment. "http://www.cnet.com/We got to use more erica '- that's one of the first things we said in the writers' room."
Keeping up with the Byerses: Millie Bobby Brown, Who plays Eleven, did her best to start a crazy rumor about the new season While being interviewed by E! In mid-May, Brown asked co-star Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) if he'd love Kardashian on Stranger Things Kim Kardashian on Stranger Things A Kardashian on Stranger Things Kardashian on how to get on board, tweeting enthused response .
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