Stranger Things Season 3 release date confirmed for 2019

There’ll be no trip back to Hawkins this Halloween as Netflix pushes Stranger Things back

Bad news for anyone (well, all of us) hoping that the Duffer Brothers would bring Stranger Things Season 3 to us this year, as Netflix has confirmed that we’ll have longer to wait.

Deadline reports that the company’s VP of original content Cindy Holland stated that we’ll be heading back to Hawkins next summer.

Speaking at the TCAs, she said “It’s a handcrafted show. The Duffer brothers and Shawn Levy have worked really hard, and they understand the stakes are high. They want to deliver something bigger and better than what they did last year. And so they really want to take the time to get it right.”

She also added that one of the reasons for it taking additional time to get right was “More special effects, it’s going to be a really exciting season.”

Holland was also asked the tricky question of how many more seasons we could expect to see, but she wouldn’t be drawn on the specifics, saying “We have made a determination how long Stranger Things will go.”

Given that the Duffers and Shawn Levy have spoken about how they don’t want to stretch the story out too far (and the understandable imperative to make it while the kids are still kids) we had half expected the show to come back before the year’s end, but bigger and better does take time.

Stranger Things will return to Netflix in summer 2019. Keep up with the latest genre news with the new issue of SciFiNow.