It’s official: We’ll be waiting a little bit longer for the next chapter in the Stranger Things saga, but according to Netflix, it’ll be worth it. The delay — and the reason behind it — was formally confirmed over the weekend at the streaming giant’s panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, where the company’s VP of original content also discussed what fans can expect from Stranger Things Season 3.
Netflix may never reveal full “ratings” for movies and TV, but one inescapable fact is now clear: Stranger Things is more popular than Bright. New Nielsen data puts the ‘80s Netflix sci-fi far above other originals in same-day watching, atop other surprising statistics.
Stranger Things 3 casting is already the stuff of fairy tales. The Netflix drama’s ‘80s sensibility will carry on, as Princess Bride icon Cary Elwes is set to join the Stranger Things cast in a political role that confirms other recent rumors.
Stranger Things suffered yet another legal setback on the road to Season 3, but has the monster already been slain? New evidence seemingly precludes the possibility that Stranger Things was cribbed from a similar short film, and may invalidate the case.