The problem with a Netflix binge watch is that it makes for a heck of a wait for the next season of a show. And there was a huge collective “ah, maaan” when it was announced we’ll have to wait until 2019 for season 3 of Stranger Things. Talking to Variety, David Harbour, aka Sheriff Hopper, guesses that we’ll not be made to wait too deep into that year however, saying:
“I’m not the authority on any of this. But if you use logic, our first season came out July 15. Our second season came out October 27. Theoretically, if we keep on the same timeline, what’s our next release date? I guess it would be January or February 2019. But I don’t know. I would love for it to be as soon as possible. We just want to make them good, and well [that] takes time. It all goes into shaping a really beautiful product, and that’s the most important thing.”
Harbour also discussed Hopper’s plotline in the forthcoming third season, suggesting that we may see more about his relationship with his dead daughter.
“There’s a lot of timeline stuff to explain with Sara,” he explained. “Sara dies theoretically five years before our story. In terms of the timeline, we say in the first season that I moved back to Hawkins after that experience. And we have me calling my ex-wife, who is remarried and has a kid. There’s a lot of rich material there, and with secrets around Sara and that whole event, which I hope we’ll get into in future seasons. Maybe not in the way you think. But there is a lot more complexity to Hopper’s relationship to Sara’s death. I would love to see them go further into that.”
After talking about his and the rest of the cast and crew’s relief that season 2 went down so well, Harbour explained that, “…going into Season 3, we’re getting more comfortable. We’re getting better…The tapestry just seems so broad. A lot of people tell me when you’re on a show for a while, you get bored with it, and I don’t foresee that with this. The tapestry just seems to get larger and more creative. So I’m excited to see where we go next year.”
Us too, brother. Us too.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)