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Stranger Things season 3 on Netflix: Release date, cast and theories

Stranger Things new season is coming! Netflix finally confirmed a date: 4 July 2019.

Co-creators the Duffer brothers have confirmed that a third season (and fourth) are in the pipeline, while producer Shawn Levy has even teased a possible fifth.

Speaking to EW, Levy said: “Hearts were heard breaking in Netflix headquarters when the brothers made four seasons sound like an official end, and I was suddenly getting phone calls from our actors’ agents.

Stranger Things 3 trailer: When is it coming?

The show has dropped a new teaser in the form of a video advertising that a new Starcourt Mall is heading to Hawkins, Indiana. It may not tell us much about what to expect from season 3, but it does feature a very fun cameo…

Yes, that is Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) in the Scoops Ahoy ice cream shop, along with new character Robin (played by Maya Hawke).

“Aesthetically [the new season is] going to feel very different,” Ross Duffer has promised. “Everyone is going to this new mall, seeing movies, and, of course, the Hawkins pool is open for business. I think there’ll be a sense of fun and joy.”

The teaser video also dropped a tantalising piece of information at the end in that the Starcourt Mall is coming to Hawkins “next summer”, which leads us to…

Stranger Things 3 release date: When can we expect it?

Netflix officially renewed Stranger Things for season 3 on December 1, 2017, but didn’t confirm either the episode count or when exactly the show would return.

Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of original content, explained that the delay has been because it’s a “handcrafted show”. “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,” Holland added.

“The number of episodes will be dictated by the amount of story that excites us. We now know what is going to happen in season three to every character,” he confirmed.

Reports surfaced in February that the new season would indeed run to eight episodes (one less than the previous run), which was officially confirmed in April. As with the previous two seasons, the Duffer Brothers will direct the first two episodes, with Levy directing the third and the fourth.

Filming wrapped in November 2018.

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