As we await the premiere of Stranger Things 3 on Netflix in the new year, there is one thing we can confirm now: Filming is complete!
Many of the show’s cast and crew members have confirmed that they have wrapped up production on the hit show; with that, we now have to wait until 2019 in order to see the series back on the air. We’re expecting a new season jam-packed full of energy, surprises, and mystery — basically, everything that you come to love the show for.
What’s getting as many headlines as anything, though, are the rumors that season 3 could be the end — which mostly seem unfounded and are largely a case of viewers reading way too much into social-media comments and cast member Finn Wolfhard cutting his hair. We don’t read anything into that so much as just the fact that the cast probably won’t be back filming for a while, and with that, everyone wants to have a little bit of time to actually be kids and go out and enjoy their lives. What’s wrong with that? Pretty much nothing.
Stranger Things 4 feels a little bit like a certainty, mostly due to the runaway success of the first two seasons. Yet, we’ve also got the indication at present that this is not meant to be a series with an extremely long shelf life and the plan here is for the series to wrap things up before many of the kid actors to be too old. We wouldn’t mind if season 4 ends up being the end just because that would help to perfectly encapsulate this particular part of life for some of these people. (Of course, there’s still a part of us that would love to see them all come together a good ten or so years down the road — think in terms of a Stranger Things reunion. That’s just where our own brain is coming from with this.)
When will Netflix announce more news?
Given the success of this series, otherwise known as all of the money that it rakes in, we don’t think that they are going to be in a particularly big hurry. They could do another Super Bowl ad, or find some other sort of high-profile way to either showcase new footage or make an announcement. We don’t think that Netflix needs to spend big to raise awareness of their programming anymore — they have more of it than just about anyone — but we understand and appreciate their desire to try to make a big splash. They still want people to think that this is one of the biggest series out there and projecting that image is just about as important as anything.
What do you want to see when it comes to Stranger Things 3, and do you think that we’re nearing the end of the show’s run? Be sure to share right now in the attached comments. (Photo: Netflix.)