Stranger Things Season 3 filming to start coming Monday, April 23. The Duffer Brothers will initiate the production as they will again venture into the upside down sooner than expected. After widely successful two seasons which left viewers awestruck with the tight script and the character development. The hopes from the upcoming Stranger Things season 3 will be high as it will provide a fresh start to the series and residents of Hawkins will face new dangers. Stranger Things, a Netflix series came out of nowhere in 2016 and immediately became a worldwide phenomenon because of the grippy story and nostalgia factor.
The season 2 of the series doubled it as the main characters continued their fight against monster after the return of Will Byers from upside down captured in season 1. The 10 episode season 2 was fulfilling from all the perspectives, however, had a few bumps because of the infamous episode 7, “The Lost Sister” directed by Rebecca Thomas. Now ahead of the filming schedule Collider caught up with series producer and director Shawn Levy where he confirmed that filming would begin on April 23 and he will be directing the Episode 3 and 4 as done in previous two seasons. He also added that the script for first four episodes had been finalized and Duffer Brothers will take a breather to write remaining scripts while he will be directing the episodes.
Levy said “It is the same number of scripts as last year. The rest of them kind of get written as we shoot, as we edit, as we go. I’m once again directing the third and fourth episodes so that I can give the Duffers a breather, and send them back into the writing cave so that they can buff out the rest of the season. That’s why I took on these episodes in Season One, and now the three of us are just a little too superstitious to mess with what’s worked so far. The prep beyond that, it’s a similar juggling act where the Duffers, because they always understandably want to direct the kick-off episodes, they have to juggle their limited time between writing and re-writing and prepping as directors, all at the same time.”
Talking about the who else will be stepping behind the camera for season 3, Levy made it clear that do not expect too many surprises, notably as the count of the episodes has decreased. The Stranger Things Season 3 will be returning to 8 episodes after their 10 episode second season. In addition to this fans shouldn’t expect the return of Pixar Legend Andrew Staton known for Finding Nemo and Wall-E, who directed two episodes last season. The reason behind his absence is said to be the scheduling conflict. Levy added, “No, you know what? We had some schedule issues trying to figure out how to bring Andrew back because we were beyond thrilled with him as a human being and his episodes. So the only answer I can give you today is it’s not Stanton, though we very much hope to keep him in the director club of Stranger Things as we move on to other seasons.”
On top of all this, he also added that Stranger Things season 4 happening and there might be one more season beyond that. As per Levy, a lot depends on Duffer Brothers as while scripting if they come across new inspiration which can potentially take the series into new and unique direction. So, nothing is concrete right now, and something unusual can inevitably happen in the coming time.
In addition to this update and returning cast some new faces will be joining them that include Cary Elwes who will be portraying the role of ‘sleazy’ mayor of Hawkings and Jake Busey as a local reporter with questionable morals. For now, this much is known about the Stranger Things season 3, but with filming just around the corner, we will soon get more updates in the coming weeks.
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