Like most of you guys out there, I'm counting down the days until The Duffer Brothers' hit nostalgia semi-horror series Stranger Things makes its (hopefully) triumphant return to Netflix. The show is all set to kick off its third season on the fourth of July, and I know I will be there with '80s-style bells on.
And today we have word via Ghostbusters 3 and IT actor Finn Wolfhard that this new season is going to be the best one yet. Specifically, Wolfhard says this.
"The first season was more about the adventure aspect and kind of fun, the second season was more about the horror aspect. Season three is everything, like the fun of season one and the horror of season two and the Duffers have got better at it, at writing it. And we've become better actors."
Now I don't know about you, but this guy thought the second season of Stranger Things was a big step up from the first season. I thought all the original characters were continued well and the new additions to the cast were all winners. Plus, the added dose of horror imagery was more than welcomed by this here genre fan. And speaking of the horror of season 2, Noah Schnapp aka Will Byers says things aren't going to be easy for his character - or any of the others - this time around the Hawkins track. Schnapp explains.
"Will still has the presence of the monster left, and you kind of see what happens there. People have asked, 'Does Will get a break this season?' and I'm like, 'Yeah, sure, for the first two episodes. And then no one really gets a break."
And that statement makes a bit of sense considering that the Stranger Things gang will not only be dealing with monsters and interdimensional baddies this time but also the return of Billy Hargrove aka Max's mean older brother. And actor Dacre Montgomery teases his character will step things up this time around, saying this.
"[He's] pure evil this season."
Moo-Haha. Again, I couldn't be more excited about this new season and plan to binge it as soon as it hits Netflix next month. Season 3 will see the return of Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, and Sadie Sink as Maxine "Max" Mayfield. Natalia Dyer joins as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy Hargrove, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair, and Brett Gelman as Murray Bauman. Series newcomer Maya Hawke will join them as Robin, along with Francesca Reale as Heather, Cary Elwes as Mayor Kline, and Jake Busey as Bruce.
The series was created by the Duffer Brothers, who are also executive producers along with Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and Iain Paterson. Once again, the third season of The Duffer Brothers' Stranger Things is all set to be unleashed on Netflix on July 4, 2019. This update comes to us via Empire.