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When Stranger Things debuted in 2016, no one expected it to become the entertainment powerhouse that it is today. Not only is the show fun, nostalgic and unique with its manner of storytelling, but it also launched several of its stars into superstardom. Stranger Things is also responsible for reigniting Winona Ryder’s career.

Since its first season, Stranger Things took the world by storm and it has fans waiting impatiently for every new episode. With the first and second season in the bag, here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming third season.

Stranger Things Season 3 Release Date

The first season of Stranger Things aired in July 2016, and the second season aired in October 2017. However, the third season is not expected to premiere until the summer of 2019. This will also be the longest break between seasons so far.

Sadly, filming for the third season did not start as early as the previous seasons, which has, in turn, affected the intended release date, although an exact date has not been given yet.

Given the success of the show, the budget for the third season is also higher than the previous seasons; this will allow grander special effects in the upcoming season which will require more work and time during post-production, influencing the release date as well.

Cast Of Third Season

The cast of Stranger Things are now more famous than ever and are appearing in more and more Hollywood projects, as a result, many fans feared they might have to say goodbye to one or two of their favourite characters. However, it can be confirmed here that all the main cast members will be returning for the third season.

Winona Ryder will be returning to her role as Joyce Byers, so will David Harbour as Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield and fan favourite Joe Keery as Steve Harrington.

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Sadly, fans who expected the miraculous return of fan favourites – Bob Newby and Barb Holland will be seriously disappointed.

However, new characters will be added to this season including a new character named “Robin” who will be played by upcoming actress, Maya Hawke – daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. Another cast member to join the show is Cary Elwes, an iconic American actor who is best known for his role in The Princess Bride. Cary Elwes will play the mayor of Hawkins where the show is set.

Stranger Things Theories, News And Rumours

With any show that has a high amount of fan engagement and emotional investment, always expect an abundance of theories, news and rumours surrounding it. Notable examples include Game Of Thrones and Westworld.

For Stranger Things, here are some things to expect from the new season. This will be the first season of the show which will take place in the summer, as a result, the look and feel of the show will be perceptibly different. The new season will also explore the background of several characters, especially Sheriff Hopper, played by David Harbour, including revealing more about his late daughter’s history.

Rumour has it that the third season will explore a possible romantic plotline for Sheriff Hopper and Joyce Byers, the two adult leads on the show. This particular piece of information delighted fans who have hoped for years that the two would get together. Speaking of fan favourite pairings, the upcoming season of Stranger Things will lean into Joe Keery acting as a mentor to Dustin Henderson – the surprise pairing of the two characters was one of the highlights of the previous season.

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The third season of the show is expected to be ‘scarier’ than the first two seasons but it will also explore new elements like young love as the relationships between the young characters bloom. We can also expect the return of the Shadow Monster and the introduction of a host of new monsters.

True fans of the eighties will be delighted to hear that the upcoming season of Stranger Things will draw inspiration from the Back To The Future franchise.

All in all, the third season of Stranger Things which is supposedly coming in the summer of 2019 is expected to be thrilling and even more fun and delightful than the previous seasons.

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