Filming officially commences today on the third season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things”, reports Collider, who spoke directly with series producer and director Shawn Levy.
One name you shouldn’t expect to see is the return of Pixar legend Andrew Stanton, who directed two mid-season episodes in Season 2. Scheduling has prevented the Finding Nemo and WALL-E director from making a return.
The even bigger news is that Levy reaffirms a Season 4 is “definitely happening” with the potential for more after that, but ultimately the way they work requires them to keep things a bit loose.
“I mean I will say we have a good sense of stuff that happens in Season Four,” Levy told the site. “Season Four is definitely happening. There’s very much the possibility of a season beyond that one, that’s currently undecided.
The series stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven,Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, and Sadie Sink as Max, among others.
Cary Elwes, known for both Princess Bride and SAW, will play a character named Mayor Kline, while Starship Troopers, The Frighteners, and The Predator‘s Jake Busey will play Bruce.
Previously cast was Maya Thurman-Hawke, the daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, will play an “alternative girl” bored with her mundane day job. She seeks excitement in her life and gets more than she bargained for when she uncovers a dark secret in Hawkins, Indiana.
Season 2 actress Priah Ferguson, who played Lucas’ scene-stealing sister Erica, has been upped to a series regular. She’ll return with an army of her own friends. No longer content with sitting on the sidelines, Erica finds herself on a wild mission to save Hawkins from a dangerous new threat.
The series is created by The Duffer Brothers, who also serve as executive producers and directors along with Shawn Levy (who also directs), Dan Cohen and Iain Patterson. “Stranger Things” is a Netflix production.