‘Stranger Things’ Producer Shawn Levy Promises to Give Will a Break in Season Three

While the cast and crew of Stranger Things is hard at work on season three of the overnight Nexflix sensation, it looks like Will Byers may be in for some much needed rest and relaxation…or at the very least a lot less of the typical torture that the character has experienced over the course of the first two seasons.

Producer Shawn Levy spoke to Glamour recently, and clearly stated that “We’re going to give Will a break.  We’re not going to put Will through hell for a third season in a row. He’ll be dealing with stuff, but he won’t be at rock bottom the way we forced the amazing Noah Schnapp to play.”

Levy also revealed that season three would be focused on “…forces of evil that are new” and that season three will “…be an eight- or nine-episode season. The number of episodes will be dictated by the amount of story that excites us.”

Viewers may also see more scenes between Gaten Matarazzo’s Dustin and Joe Keery’s Steve Harrington in the upcoming season.  Levy said that “In season two, it was all very cute and there was a funny factor to it because it was unexpected, but now that it is expected, I want to see them connect more and be more familiar with each other.  I want them to have a connection like they’ve really had a connection for a year—like they’re brothers.”

Stranger Things Season Three is currently projected to debut in late 2018 or early 2019 on Netflix.

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Nick joined the website in 2015. His lifelong love of comics and horror began with Universal Monsters and the Incredible Hulk. He has fond memories of going to Waldbaum’s supermarket with his mother and being rewarded with a 3-pack of sealed comics. It’s been all downhill from there… Since those early days, his life has been immersed in four color action and scares on the silver screen.
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