We’ve been told not to expect the third season of “Stranger Things” until 2019, late 2018 at the earliest, as filming on the new season hasn’t yet begun. Production is set to begin in mid-April, and TV Line got the scoop on the season’s episode count.
Like the Netflix series’ debut season, Season 3 of “Stranger Things” will be eight episodes long. Last year’s second season was a bit longer, at nine episodes.
“We’re going to give Will a break,” producer Shawn Levy recently told Glamour. “We’re not going to put Will through hell for a third season in a row. He’ll be dealing with stuff, but he won’t be at rock bottom the way we forced the amazing Noah Schnapp to play. We’re [going to be] dealing with forces of evil that are new.”
In the same chat, Levy noted that he’s not yet sure if Paul Reiser’s Dr. Owens will be back for Season 3, while also noting that we’ll be getting more “Steve/Dustin action.”