If you have hoped for a new season of Stranger Things in 2018, you can forget about it. According to David Harbour, who plays the role of Jim Hopper on the show, season three will probably premiere in 2019. In a recent conversation with Variety, Harbour admitted he understands the frustration of fans with the slow production of the show, but says it’s all for a greater good.
“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,” he said. “But also part of the thing is, like any good thing, [The Duffer Brothers] need time. And those guys work so hard. I mean, they just sit in their apartment and write for 12, 14 hours a day.”
Other things are pointing out to the fact that 2019 will be the year. It was recently revealed that the Duffer Brothers needed 15 months to finish season 2 before even adding special effects.
Another issue with the third season of Stranger Things is the availability of the cast. Now that the members of the cast got exposure, including Harbour who will star as Hellboy in the 2019’s reboot, they are getting offered and accepting more projects. This makes it harder to get everyone on the same page when it comes to filming scenes, doing rehearsals, etc.
Although we will have to wait for more than we would like to, there is no doubt that the next season of Stranger Thing will definitely be worth the wait.