– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It wasn’t too long ago that TV series would hit during the fall or spring seasons like clockwork. However, as content has become more serialized, and as cable and streaming networks have started to drop shows in shorter chunks, things started to slowly change.

As the scope of a story gets bigger, it takes more time to develop and shoot, and now, we find many TV series hitting slightly over a year after their previous seasons. This has been the case increasingly with shows like Game of Thrones, and it’s something that’s been expected for Stranger Things, per the Duffer brothers’ comments over the previous months.

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However, if you were still hoping to get a 2018 release of Stranger Things 3, we have some bad news for you: it’s probably not going to happen. Speaking with Variety, actor David Harbour spilled the beans on that, saying:

“I mean, one of the things that’s annoying for fans is that it takes us a long time to do them. Like, you probably won’t get [Season 3] until sometime in 2019. But also part of the thing is, like any good thing, they need time. And those guys work so hard. I mean, they just sit in their apartment and write for 12, 14 hours a day.”

It’s all for the best. Nothing worse than half-baked ideas making it to the screen. For far too long, networks have been slaves to a schedule, and now that filmmakers are getting a more creatively freeing timeframe with the current ones, we’re seeing much better content than ever before.

Hang tight, folks. Stranger Things 3 will get here eventually.

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SOURCE: Variety

  • Moby85

    Good things come to those who wait. But I’ll be 34 by then and, well, I’ll be able to identify with David Harbour more and more by then.

  • Nick

    Argh! It’s like my two favorite dramas, Westworld and Stranger Things are alternating years. As long as we don’t go a year without both!

  • Victor Roa

    puberty is definitely an issue with scheduling, plus the nostalgia of the 80s…… I don’t know if they can hold out much longer then do something different.

  • randomironicname

    2019 is one thing but Halloween 2019 is a lifetime away. That’s the perfect time of the year for a release of that show, so I’m assuming that is what they will target.

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.