Stranger Things Season 3 Brings Darkness, More Action & Fletch-Like Humor?

Stranger Things Season 3 Brings Darkness, More Action & Fletch-Like Humor?

Hello nerds!

The upcoming third season of Netflix's Stranger Things will be filled with laughs and a bit of romance; not to mention the usual forces of evil. Interdimensional or otherwise.  

During a screening of Stranger Things at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, the lawful protector of hawkins, Indiana, Chief Jim Hopper himself aka David harbour revealed to Varietythe new season of the horror/sci-fi-fantasy nostalgia trip would look to a icon of yesteryear for some comedic inspiration. 

The Duffers are so specific each year with the movies, and Fletch is one movie we get to play around and have some fun with this season, which you wouldn’t expect from Stranger Things and you wouldn’t expect from the Spielberg universe and you certainly wouldn’t expect from a darker season.

I mean, as far as comedy from the 80s goes, you could do worse than to look to Chevy Chase for a jumping off point. Say what you will about the man today, but 30 years ago he was fucking hilarious. Besides more laughs, Harbour also noted he’d like to see something romantic happen between Sheriff Hopper and Joyce Byers played by Winona Ryder. 

While fans have been waiting for this to happen, it seems as there might be a roadblock or two on the highway to love for those that 'ship Jim and Joyce. As lovable as he was, Bob Newby was, he's no Hopper. 

There may be other people in the mix in this situation, but I think they’re built for each other and I would love to see them get together. From the very beginning, I thought that these are two tortured, messed up, beautiful people who are like puzzle pieces that can’t stand each other but actually need each other.

Harbour then goes on to detail some of the struggles all parent go through when raising bludgeoned young adults. Ah, parenthood. 

Their relationship is going to get far more complex, because, you know, things happen to girls and boys when they’re 13 and 14. A lot of changes go on in the body and in your social life, and I don’t think he’s going to handle watching her become a woman in front of his eyes very well. That’s a horrifying thing for him — maybe even more so than fighting interdimensional monsters.

Interesting. We might be in for a lighthearted season when new episodes of Stranger Things are available. But wait, there's more. 

Stranger Things Producer Shawn Levy recently sat down with The Playlist and while he does confirm Season 3 will indeed be more fun, fans should expect the show to get very dark. In fact, it sounds like they're taking shit to new levels. 

There’s no question that, as you saw in that infomercial, Starcourt Mall is a part of season 3. As is summertime. So season 3 has a really healthy dose of poppy, bright levity and cultural fun. But I can only promise you that season 3 eventually goes places that are darker, and unquestionably more action-packed, than we’ve ever gone before.

And to further cement our sense of dread for the characters we love, Levy then tagged on a further warning of sorts. 

It would be a mistake for anyone to think that season 3 is the summer of fun and lightness because it’s a whole lot more than that.

Well shit. And here I was thinking the new season would be all fun and games. Well, not all fun and games. Just the usual amount. 

I mean, we know what to expect from Stranger Things; a mountain of potential pop culture references, general creepiness of the Upside Down and kids that remind us of ourselves at that age. So, I guess the show getting scarier as it goes on is to be expected, because that's what life does. Right?

Strap in friends, because the new season of Stranger Things could be intense. Come to think of it, with gang possibly fighting against an all-new source of evil in the new season, maybe some Chase-ian humor is just what's needed. 

And for those still asking themselves "What infomercial?", I've got you covered.

Netflix released a delightful little teaser of sorts that oozes '85. Enjoy it because it's the only new Stranger Things we're getting this year, as the third season won't premiere until next yearHopefully, we won't have to wait another 2 years to see the rumored fourth and final season of wildly popular show

Stranger Things Season 3 premieres on Netflix in 2019. 

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