Stranger Things season 3 might not debut until 2019


Did you finish the latest season of Netflix’s Stranger Things and are impatient to see what happens next? You might have to wait a bit longer than expected: in a new interview with Variety, David Harbour says that the next season might not premiere on the streaming service until 2019.

Netflix has already ordered a third season for the show, but Ross and Matt Duffer are still working on the season’s scripts, according to Harbour and he adds that they likely won’t begin filming until April. “Like any good thing,” he says, “[Ross and Matt] need time. And those guys work so hard. I mean, they just sit in their apartment and write for 12, 14 hours a day.”

The show was a surprise hit for Netflix when it debuted in 2016, but Netflix had already greenlit a writer’s room for the second season, which meant that they had already hammered out the major beats of Season 2 before it was renewed. Stranger Things isn’t the only major show to face a year-long delay: the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones is also expected to debut in 2019.


Great show, looking forward to season 3. Hop and Joyce better hook up next season.

No. When two main characters start dating the series usually gets way worse.

Bogdaniec I kind of agree with that theory.

Penny and Leonard of TBBT

  • when they rebooted the show to rekin their relationship after Season 5, I could no longer faithfully watch the program. Despite the show blowing up in popularity at that time.

But I think if it’s done temporarily the show will survive alright.

  • Jerry Seinfeld and Elaine Benes breif relationship. I side with the character Kramer who liked when they weren’t a couple.

But contradictory to that I had no issues with main character romances of:

  • Steve Urkel finally winning over Laura Winslow in the later seasons of Family Matters without the use of the Steffan potion.
  • Jeannie getting engaged and then married to her master Major Nelson during the last season of I Dream of Jeannie.

It’s great how shows today aren’t bound to strict timelines, in an acknowledgement that rushing can turn great things into piles of garbage. Let them take the time they need. When all is done we’d all rather have a good show than a fast show. Plus one of the fun things about this series will be seeing the characters age and mature.

I agree, we don’t want another True Detective S2. But I really don’t want to wait.

Wasn’t really into the second season. The great thing about season one was the discovery of the Upside down and, of course, the 80s nostalgia.

I think they need to come up with something new for the third season. And please, no more "X-Men like" gangs…

Those kids won’t be so cute 3 years from now.

I also heard a rumor that Westworld season 2 may be delayed until 2019 but since I dropped HBO and probably won’t renew it until GOT comes back anyway, I guess it doesn’t matter. Sucks to wait 2 years for Stranger Things 3 though.

For a year, you anticipate these things. You might read online forums and theories, you wait for teasers and trailers, you watch and read interviews with the cast and crew. Maybe you buy related books and video games. But after a year I start forgetting about them, not that I won’t watch but it kind of means my interest lapses and I doubt that’s good for any show.

HBO has confirmed Westworld will be out in 2018.

S2 was disappointing to me. No new ground broken and really more of a rehash of S1. The Duffer Bros need to hash out some new ideas to bring the story forward and taking extra time to do this is the best thing for this series.

I agree actually. I was enjoying it whilst it was on (bar the awful episode 7) but when it finished I was kind of like… is that it? They could have wrapped the whole series up in like 2-3 episodes. Nothing groundbreaking happened; kind of seems like a filler series tbh!

End the show.

I wonder how they will explain why David Harbor gets jacked…

I dont understand why they do this for shows with kids, especially at this age. Skipping a year with Bran on GOT made it really awkward, he wasnt recognizable. This is going to be like that but for the whole cast.

I really dont think its a good idea to skip a year, they should just suck it up and do the best they can with the time they have. The kids are going to look really different and some of them might look a lot older than the others.

No reason to rush out a bad season.

As long as it’s true to the timeline, I don’t see an issue. If it takes a couple years, the younger kids can be finishing middle school/starting high school in the series. It will be fine.

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