‘Stranger Things 3’ May Not Return Until 2019

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Stranger Things star David Harbour, who plays Police Chief Jim Hopper, says the Stranger Things may not return until 2019.

Harbour is the first person attached to the show to confirm Stranger Things will not return until 2019.

“I think we’re supposed to go into production around April,” he said in a video interview with Variety. “We’ll see, though. I mean, one of the things that’s annoying for fans is that it takes us a long time to do them. Like, you probably won’t get [Season 3] until sometime in 2019.”

“But also part of the thing is, like any good thing, they need time. And those guys work so hard. I mean, they just sit in their apartment and write for 12, 14 hours a day. And the scripts are so sophisticated, but that only comes with time. So the more time they take, the better the scripts are so that to me is the most important thing.”

Sometimes a long wait is better. It gives all the aspiring actors who want to appear on the show a chance to improve their acting resume and credentials. It also provides the show’s writers and creators time to keep the storyline going, on the hit TV series.

“I think we threw out the mold a little bit and started with this stuff afresh,” Harbour said. “And we’re like ‘We’re going to continue to take risks.’ The horror show could have been that Jim Hopper shows up saying catchphrases like ‘Mornings are for coffee and contemplation’ like every scene and we just sort of trot out all the greatest hits. Thankfully we didn’t do that.”

That said, the showrunners sounded like they were working on Stranger Things 3 even before the show was officially renewed by Netflix, and have promised a “weirdly more intimate” season that isn’t just going to throw an even more obvious monster at the cast. It will also bring back Stranger Things 2’s most controversial character.

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