Prepare for a strange Fourth of July in 2019!
Stranger Things season 3 will premiere July 4, 2019, Netflix announced via a New Years’ Eve-themed video when the clock struck midnight on New Years Day. Similar to how season 2 was released and set around Halloween, the highly-anticipated third season will take place during the summer — specifically the summer of 1985.
Watch the throwback premiere date announcement featuring old Dick Clark footage above, and check out the new poster below, which promises that “one summer can change everything.”
At this point, not much is known about the plot of the upcoming eight-episode season. In December, the streaming service revealed the season’s episode titles, and in August, star David Harbour teased that the season draws on the Chevy Chase comedy Fletch.
“The Duffers are so specific each year with the movies,” Harbour told Variety of the show’s creators Matt and Ross Duffer. “And Fletch is one movie we get to play around and have some fun with this season, which you wouldn’t expect from Stranger Things and you wouldn’t expect from the Spielberg universe and you certainly wouldn’t expect from a darker season.’”
Furthermore, we also know that the season will introduce a new setting — Starcourt, Hawkins’ new mall — thanks to the sly teaser trailer/mall commercial featuring Steve (Joe Keery) and Robin (new cast member Maya Hawke) that was released last summer.
In the depth of winter, the summer feels like a long ways away, but Netflix programming executive Cindy Holland promised it would be “worth the wait” at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in August. “It’s a handcrafted show,” Holland said. “The Duffer Brothers and Shawn Levy, they understand the stakes are high. They want to deliver something bigger and better than last year. I think it’s going to be a fantastic season. It will be worth the wait.”
In the meantime, you can check out EW’s season 2 recaps and ideas for improving the show in the upcoming season.
Stranger Things returns July 9, 2019 on Netflix.
Category: Season 3
I’ve added some new photos of Millie from the set of the upcoming season of Stranger Things. Big thanks to my friend Luciana for these.
First of all, Happy #StrangerThingsDay today!
I’ve added a bunch of missing photos of Millie to the gallery. Sorry for the lack of updates. I’ve just been pre-occupied with other things. Anyhow, I’ve added a bunch of goodies including on the set photos of Millie in Stranger Things season three. Enjoy!
Millie was in attendance a couple of days ago at a season 2 screening of Stranger Things in New York. I’ve added photos to the gallery. Big thanks to my friend Marilla for some of these. Enjoy!
I’ve added a handful of photos of Millie from the set of Stranger Things earlier this month. I was hesistant to post these on the site but they seem to be all over the internet now. I don’t like candids but I suppose these are, like I said, on the set of the series and not following her around on her everyday errands and such.
I’ve also added the first still of Millie from Godzilla! So excited to see this film.
It’s officially official: Stranger Things 3 filming is underway. We here at Collider broke the news last week that production on Stranger Things Season 3 was set to begin on Monday, April 23rd, and indeed now Netflix has released a video confirming the start of production, teasing the return of familiar faces, and also offering a peek at a couple of the new cast members.
You won’t get any time period or costume reveals here though, as the video was shot at the table read for Stranger Things 3 and thus everyone’s in regular 2018 attire. But it’s impossible to ignore just how much these kids have grown in the year since they shot Stranger Things 2, and it’ll be interesting to see if there’s a more significant time jump to account for the sprouting adolescent cast members.
We also get a tiny tease of new Season 3 additions Jake Busey, Cary Elwes, and Maya Hawke, who will shake things up even further in Hawkins, while new Season 2 cast members Dacre Montgomery and Sadie Sink are confirmed to be back.
The production schedule of Season 3 will mirror that of the first two seasons, as the scripts for the eight-episode season aren’t yet complete. So showrunners The Duffer Brothers will be directing the first two episodes, then executive producer Shawn Levy will direct episodes three and four while the Duffer Brothers work to put the finishing touches on the final scripts. I’m mighty curious to see what other directors are filling out the roster, but I imagine we’ll find out soon enough.
While the end of Stranger Things is finite and has been teased before, the Netflix series won’t be concluding with Season 3. There will at the very least be a Season 4, and possibly one more season after that to wrap up this self-contained story.
A Stranger Things 3 premiere date hasn’t yet been revealed, but Stranger Things 2 premiered about a year after filming began—although that season had 10 episodes instead of 8. Stranger Things 1 premiered eight months after filming began, but the Duffer Brothers admitted it was a mad dash to get that season complete. So we’re probably looking at a Stranger Things 3 premiere date anywhere between December and April or so. We’ll probably get a firm date sometime later this year.
For now, check out the Stranger Things 3 teaser below.