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‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Is Officially Happening & Here's Everything We Know About Its Return

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Finally, we have some good news to celebrate in the world. On Friday, Dec. 1, Netflix confirmed that Stranger Things Season 3 is officially happening, so fans won't have to go without more adventures involving the Upside Down for too long. According to Variety, all major casts members are signed on for the third season, which is good since this already sounds like it could be the best installment of this widely popular series yet.

Season 2 started with a time jump of about one year and, according to creators Matt and Ross Duffer, the next season will be no different. Although the time jumps are also fun plot-wise, these flash forwards are way more about logistics. The cast is mainly made up of teenagers, which means they're growing up way too fast. Matt told the Hollywood Reporter:

Remembering how much the cast members grew up between Season 1 and 2, the time jump into the next year — likely 1985 — makes total sense.

There's a lot more to look forward to than just watching the crew grow up, especially given that final Season 2 scene with Eleven closing the gate on the Mind Flayer. The Duffer brothers had wanted to end the season in a dramatic way that would leave fans asking for more. They told The Hollywood Reporter:

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So a showdown between Eleven and the Mind Flayer is definitely going to happen. Aside from that major plot point, Season 2 ended mostly on an optimistic note, which was also intentional for the brothers.

Because cliffhangers can be stressful for both the fans and the writers (especially in an IRL world where nothing is certain when it comes to show renewals). Matt said of the Season 2 finale to THR:

Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, told Variety that she's happy to leave her backstory up to the Duffer brothers, even though she said that she "fights" with them all the time on set like they're her big brothers. “We argue all the time and we make up the next day. But I wouldn’t want anything else," she said. But the actress trusts them. "It’s all up to them. They are geniuses."

And she's ready to keep going. She was thrilled to explore her character's backstory on Season 2, but hopes that there's a lot more to come. Brown added:

Let's hope she gets her way and they all don't grow up too fast, because there's no way that three seasons are going to be enough for us.

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