Fans who were expecting Stranger Things Season 3 to drop around Halloween, as Season 2 did, are going to be somewhat disappointed. Cindy Holland, VP, Original Series at Netflix, said today at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that the third season won’t be back until summer 2019, but she did say it will be worth the wait.
“It’s a handcrafted show,” Holland said (via TheWrap). “The Duffer Brothers and Shawn Levy, they understand the stakes are high. They want to deliver something bigger and better than last year. I think it’s going to be a fantastic season. It will be worth the wait… It’s a really exciting season, just takes a little more time.”
Netflix did already tease the longer wait in the previously-posted commercial for Starcourt Mall, which said the mall would be “Coming Next Summer!”
Stranger Things Season 3 stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, and Sadie Sink as Max. Also for the new season, Priah Ferguson becomes recurring as Erica Sinclair, and Maya Hawke was cast as Robin, who you get to see in the video above.
The series is created by The Duffer Brothers, who also serve as executive producers and directors along with Shawn Levy (who also directs), Dan Cohen and Iain Patterson. Stranger Things is a Netflix production.