Happy Monday, folks! Wanted to start your week off on the right foot? TOO BAD, because I’m here to ruin it with the news that the third season of Stranger Things will not be premiering until Summer 19 — some 18 months after the second season premiered.
At this stage, Stranger Things is probably Netflix’s biggest show by a mile, so taking the additional time to make sure the final product is as polished as possible is a no-brainer. HOWEVA, given that Netflix’s programming didn’t pull in as many new viewers as expected, they need the return of their heaviest hitter sooner rather than later.
The third season of Stranger Things is currently in production.
via The Verge:
During today’s (July 29) TCA presentation, Netflix’s Vice President of Original Content, Cindy Holland noted that the show’s creators, Matt and Ross Duffer and Shawn Levy, were aware of the expectations for the next season of the supernatural show, and that “they want to deliver something bigger and better than what they did last year. And so, they really want to take the time to get it right.” Holland also indicated that the next season will have some more extensive special effects than the prior seasons. The streaming service didn’t reveal a release date for the season.
While no official release date has been announced, we can promise you that when it is, we’ll bring you the news faster than Eleven can say ‘waffle’.