Netflix Promises that Stranger Things Season 3 Will Be Worth the Wait

I am officially establishing the Stranger Things withdrawal support group. Once you get a yearly taste of Stranger Things, it is going to be difficult to go back to the old ways. As we found out via the adorable mall themed teaser for season 3, the supernatural happenings in Hawkins are suspended until next summer. That’s an entire school year that we’ll be without the Upside Down. Halloween will come and go with no new character costumes. However, turns out there is a good reason for that and we will appreciate it in the end.

Netflix’s VP of Original Content, Cindy Holland, addressed the fans who are hungering for more demagorgans and were disappointed by the all but confirmed 2019 premiere date. All of the loving, tender care it takes to make a monster smash takes time and talent.

“Well, it’s a hand-crafted show,” Holland told The Wrap. “You know, the Duffer Brothers and Shawn Levy have worked really hard and they understand the stakes are high. 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. I think it’s gonna be a fantastic season, it’s gonna be worth the wait.”

Stranger Things is truly high on production value. The cast is getting bigger, the VFX are getting scarier, and it’s a massive period piece highlighting the best of the 80s. The series that landed in 2016 already grew exponentially in season 2. To top that will reasonably take some time.

Luckily 2018 isn’t short on Halloween inspired monster movie fare. The Predator, Halloween, and Suspiria will all open this year to scratch that horror movie itch. The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, and Summer of 84 are also on deck to cover the category of kid focused adventure films.

We will miss you this year, Stranger Things. Until we meet again, stay weird, Hawkins.

Featured Image: David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown in Stranger Things 2 Courtesy: Netflix


Kelle Long

Kelle has written about film and TV for The Credits since 2016. Follow her on Twitter @molaitdc for interviews with really cool film and TV artists and only occasional outbursts about Broadway, tennis, and country music. Please no talking or texting during the movie. Unless it is a musical, then sing along loudly.