This week we learned that cameras would start rolling on season 3 of Stranger Things on April 23. With that news also came the revelation that season 4 is indeed on the horizon.
Speaking with Collider, executive producer Shawn Levy confirmed that the Netflix series would be getting a fourth installment.
On a fourth season, Levy said, “I mean I will say we have a good sense of stuff that happens in Season Four. Season Four is definitely happening. There’s very much the possibility of a season beyond that one, that’s currently undecided. And what I would just say is part of the chaos and fun of this particular show is that while the Duffers and the writer’s room and we producers outline the entire season, the Duffers really use the writing process to revisit, reassess and question all of their prior assumption. So even though we always start off with a good sense of the major arcs of the season. We’re always ready for shifts and surprises because if the Duffers stumble into a different or surprising inspiration while they rewrite the script, we’re going to follow that inspiration and throw out some ideas in order to embrace some new ones that are more exciting. And I have no doubt that Season 3 will be no exception.”
Though the crew are hard at work on the series’ third season, the potential for more seasons hasn’t escaped the minds of the producers of the series.
The series’ third season will be going back to 8 episodes after the 10-episode second season. Levy also confirmed that Pixar’s Andrew Stanton will not be returning as a director for season 3, after his two-episode stint on season 2. Despite Stanton’s absence for season 3, Levy says they “very much hope to keep him in the director club” for future seasons.
Season 3 has added Cary Elwes as Mayor Kline, Jake Busey as a journalist named Bruce, and Maya Thurman-Hawke as “alternative girl” Robin. Priah Ferguson, who plays Lucas’ sister Erica, has been upped to series regular.
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