– by Joseph Jammer Medina

There’s something to be said about fan expectations regarding the creative process. It’s usually not good enough that a story be amazing, but creators are often expected to have everything mapped out from the beginning. Sadly, that’s not always how the creative process works, especially when you’re working for each entry in a franchise to be a wholly satisfying experience.

This also seems to be the case with the Duffer Brothers and their series Stranger Things. Speaking with Collider, Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy gave an update regarding Stranger Things 3. Here’s what he had to say:

“[The Duffer Brothers are at] the very earliest stage of breaking story for Season 3. They take a deep dive into every season and every moment, and every decision for every moment. And as a result we only finished Season 2 a few weeks ago.”

That’s not to say they have no plans at all. They do have the setting and key plot points for the series, and they’re even about to head into the writers room. But it sounds like looking at fan reaction is all a part of the process to creating a rewarding story.

“Certain things came out of ‘people loved this and loved that,’ and the guys are very smart about giving the fans what they want and playing to the strengths of what played well, and letting that find its way into the season.”

Have you had a chance to check out Stranger Things 2 yet? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Collider

  • Kindofabigdeal

    I am going to binge this as soon as I get off work.

    • Ramodelmar

      Work? What’s that? 🤔

  • Big Daddy

    I do love that not only do they address the biggest plot hole of the first season (Barb), but they run with it and actually make it a large part of the overall story and certain characters motivations. I can’t help but think this was due in large part to fan reactions to that storyline in the first series.

    Really looking forward to 3!

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.