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It’s frustrating to know that somewhere out there in the world, right now, there are finished rough drafts written for Stranger Things 3. And someone probably has one on a nightstand under a vape pen and a cell phone at this very moment.

Glamour Magazine feels your pain (and mine) not knowing anything about what’s happening next to the Hawkins Indiana gang, so they did their best to drag it out of producer/director Shawn Levy when he sat down to talk to them recently. He didn’t say much about the plot, but he gave away a few quenching details.

“We’re there. It’ll be an eight or nine-episode season,” Levy said. “The number of episodes will be dictated by the amount of story that excites us. We now know what is going to happen in season three to every character.”

First, the Steve and Dustin show will continue on into the third opus, but Levy says their friendship will become much more endearing but in a different way.

“In season two, it was all very cute and there was a funny factor to it because it was unexpected, but now that it is expected, I want to see [Steve and Dustin] connect more and be more familiar with each other,” Levy says, “I want them to have a connection like they’ve really had a connection for a year—like they’re brothers”

In that passing year, it appears Will Byers gets a chance to finally relax. Levy says he has compassion for the character and what he’s been through.

“We’re going to give Will a break. 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 gang will be back of course, but we’re wondering what will be returning with them vi the Upside Down.

Levy says to expect something different. “We’re [going to be] dealing with forces of evil that are new.”

But Dr. Owens (Paul Reiser) will return since he survived the lab last season, right? Levy’s, “not commenting” on that because “I don’t have a clear-cut answer for you yet.”

Another thing there is no answer for is a premiere date. Reports have speculated that it won’t be until 2019!

In the words of Dustin Henderson, “Grrrrrrrr…”

H/T Games Radar