Netflix Renews Stranger Things for a Third Season

Stranger Things
Stranger Things

Strangers Things was an unexpected hit for Netflix when it premiered in July 2016 and the cultural phenomena has gone from strength to strength. With 18 Emmy nominations, 5 wins and a Rotten Tomatoes score of 94 for both seasons, it’s easy to see why Netflix is keen to continue with the amazing series. But there is an end in sight according to the series’ showrunners.

Co-creators, the Duffer brothers have confirmed that a third season (and fourth) are in the pipeline, while producer Shawn Levy has teased a possible fifth. Speaking to EW, Levy said: “Hearts were heard breaking in Netflix headquarters when the brothers made four seasons sound like an official end, and I was suddenly getting phone calls from our actors’ agents. The truth is we’re definitely going four seasons [sic] and there’s very much the possibility of a fifth. Beyond that, it becomes I think very unlikely.”

Netflix officially renewed Stranger Things for season three on December 1, but didn’t confirm either the episode count or when exactly the show would return.

The first season dropped in July 2016, but Netflix had commissioned the second before it even landed. Season two was timed to coincide with Halloween, and came out in late October 2017. Given that the third season is reportedly still being written, it wouldn’t start filming until spring 2018 at the earliest, meaning we may have to wait until 2019 to see it.

We’re still hoping for an October 2018 release though…

Stranger Things Seasons 1 & 2 can be viewed on Netflix