Despite Stranger Things season two only coming out two months ago, fans are already desperately awaiting the show’s third season. And while that’s probably off in the future, we do know some details about the next season that should help fans get through the wait.
In an interview with Glamour, Stranger Things producer and director Shawn Levy divulged some details about the third season. The first is that Will Byers, who was taken to the Upside Down in season one and nearly killed by the government in season two, will not be terrorized as much in the next season.
“We’re going to give Will a break,” Levy said. “We’re not going to put Will through hell for a third season in a row. He’ll be dealing with stuff, but he won’t be at rock bottom the way we forced the amazing Noah Schnapp to play.”
And while the end of season two implied that the giant Shadow Monster would be prepared to take revenge next season, Levy says that may not be the case. He said the characters on Stranger Things will be “dealing with forces of evil that are new.” So there may be a new villain/conflict in season three not seen in the first two.
But the biggest news is that the dynamic duo of Steve and Dustin will continue their adventures next season.
“In season two, it was all very cute and there was a funny factor to it because it was unexpected,” Levy said. “But now that it is expected, I want to see them connect more and be more familiar with each other. I want them to have a connection like they’ve really had a connection for a year–like they’re brohters.”
Of course, don’t let any of this news get you too excited. The next season of Stranger Things will most likely not air until late 2018 or more likely early 2019. So just re-watch the first two seasons and see if there are any Easter Eggs you’ve missed!