Millions of families celebrated Father's Day over the weekend and even some fictional families as well. The cast of Stranger Things got in on the fun and put together a video message for "Dad Steve." Steve Harrington took on an entirely new role in the second season of Stranger Things and stepped up to be parental figure for many of the kids, serving as a protector as well as someone to guide them through life and teach Dustin about the secrets to poofy 80s hair. The video is both pretty funny while also sweet at the same time.
Gaten Matarazzo's Dustin Henderson starts the video and then it flashes over to Finn Wolfhard's Mike Wheeler who says, "I gotta say I thought you were gonna be my future brother-in-law. But after Nancy dumped you... you know, you're still part of the family." Sadie Sink pops up to thank Steve for attempting to fight her fictional Stranger Things brother and doesn't blame him when he got beaten up pretty badly. It's ends back with Matarazzo's Dustin who had this to say.
"Not only did you pump up Dustin's hair, but you pumped him up, got him together. Yelled at him like a good dad should, made sure he was doing what he was supposed to do. You protected him, you protected the other kids, and we just want to say thank you for that and say Happy Father's Day."
Joe Keery, who portrays Steve Harrington on Stranger Things has yet to respond as of this writing, but one can imagine that he was touched by the heartfelt message from his younger co-stars. Executive producer Shawn Levy recently revealed that Steve isn't going to abandon his fatherly instincts for Stranger Things Season 3 and announced that he'll have an even bigger role this time around. Since he will have graduated high school by this time, many fans are speculating that he could be a member of the police force this time around.
As for a premiere date for Stranger Things Season 3, that has yet to be announced at this time. However, Netflix could reveal the release date at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, which would be pretty awesome. Star David Harbour recently let it slip that the third season will only be 8 episodes this time around, which puts it at one less than the second season and at the same for the first season. 8 episodes is certainly far better than no episodes, so hopefully the announcement is made soon as to when we can see them.
In other Stranger Things news, Darkhorse Comics has just announced that they are releasing a comic book based on the series that will hit the shelves this fall. The series will be made up of 4 issues and will focus on the return of Will Byers from the Upside Down after Season 1. Additionally, the Stranger Things comic series will give fans "an opportunity to explore the mysterious world of Hawkins, Indiana." While it's not Season 3 announcement, the comic idea is still pretty cool. You can watch the cast wish Dad Steve a happy Father's Day below.