With the joyous news that Netflix renewed Stranger Things for a Season Three comes the crushing blow that we might not get new episodes until 2019, which might not be such a bad thing. David Harbour recently sat down with Variety to discuss the new Hellboy remake and the conversation obviously went into Stranger Things territory where the actor revealed that we probably won't see new episodes of the mega hit show until 2019, citing that the Duffer Brothers need the time to create and craft something that will try and satisfy everybody, which is practically impossible.
David Harbour admitted he knows fans are annoyed by how long it takes for a season of the show to be produced. In the end, Harbour says that it's all for the greater good of the hit show. He explains this about the wait for Stranger Things Season 3.
"Like, you probably won't get [Season 3] until sometime in 2019. But also part of the thing is, like any good thing, (The Duffer Brothers) need time. And those guys work so hard. I mean, they just sit in their apartment and write for 12, 14 hours a day."
The writing of the second season had to have been taxing, but now that the season was a success, the pressure is mounting for the third season. More fans are streaming and throwing their two cents in, which could make the process of writing something a daunting prospect.
In addition to the Duffer Brothers taking their time, all of the young stars of Stranger Things are gaining popularity and are more than likely busy with other projects. Finn Wolfhard was seen in Andres Muschietti's big screen adaptation of Stephen King's IT, which was a huge success and put the young actor in even higher demand. The extra wait could prove to be a good thing for the show and add an interesting timeline scenario, since the kids will be 1 to 2 years older than they were for the second season.
David Harbour, who plays Chief Jim Hopper on the binge-worthy show, revealed that Stranger Things Season Three is, "supposed to go into production around April," but added, "We'll see, though." The actor was pleased with how Season Two of Stranger Things played out and said that the show will continue to take risks as opposed to relying on a formula, so hopefully the wait is worth it. The Duffer Brothers operate under the mantra that, "good things happen to those who wait" and it looks like we'll be waiting.
In addition to David Harbour, the Stranger Things cast includes Winona Ryder, Noah Schnapp, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Matthew Modine, Joe Keery, and Season Two newcomers Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery. It appears as if everybody is coming back for the third installment, which is a good thing. We're going to need more of a backstory for Max and Billy. While we wait for Stranger Things Season Three, you can check out the interview with David Harbour and get an update on the Hellboy remake as well courtesy of Variety.