It's been just over two weeks since Stranger Things Season 2 debuted on Netflix and fans just can't stop talking about everything that's happening in Hawkins, Indiana. While it may seem too early to start thinking about Stranger Things Season 3, series creators Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer confirmed that, much like the 10-month gap between Season 1 and Season 2, there will be a significant time gap between Season 2 and Season 3. Ross Duffer explained that the time gap will be necessary for one important reason: the kids just keep growing. Here's what Ross Duffer had to say, revealing that he originally wanted to started Season 2 on Christmas 1983, a month and a half or so after the first season started in early November 1983.
"It will have to be somewhat of a time gap, because the kids are, I mean, they already look so much older. No matter what we want to do, I remember when we were originally talking about Stranger Things Season 2, we wanted to just start it in Christmas and just go from there, but then we realized the kids are just too old, so we had to jump forward. Even the latest trailer, we had to loop a line with (Caleb McLaughlin, who plays Lucas). He sounds like a man now. It creeps me out. He's going to be driving to set next year."
Matt Duffer added that, "It seems very wrong," that these young actors are growing up so fast, adding, "The minute I see Caleb drive up, I'm probably going to pass out." The Duffer Brothers made headlines in August when they essentially confirmed that the third season is happening, and that Stranger Things may end in Season 4, since everyone in Hawkins, Indiana will ultimately, "have to get the f--k out of this town!" While no specific endgame is in sight yet, Ross Duffer revealed that there is a plan for the ending in place, although they aren't totally sure how long it will take them to get there. Here's what Ross Duffer had to say about their endgame planning, and that they came up with the series finale while planning out Season 2..
"We have an end goal; we know where we want to go. We're not quite sure how long it will take to get there, but we do have a plan. And some of it, it's just because Season 2, we just came into it with so many ideas, and so many of them have been kicked further down the road. So we're gonna use some of those. In [our Season 2 brainstorm], we figured out what that ending is, but it'll take more than one year to get there."
The show has become so popular in just two years that it has even spawned a Stranger Things after-show, entitled Beyond Stranger Things, hosted by actor/writer/producer Jim Rash (Community). Unlike other after-shows, Beyond Stranger Things is meant to be watched after fans binge-watch the entire nine-episode season of Stranger Things, since the whole season is discussed, and Netflix will immediately play this after-show for fans after they have devoured the new season. The Duffer Brothers made these new revelations during an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, and hopefully we'll find out more about the future of Stranger Things very soon.