When season 1 of Stranger Things premiered on Netflix back in summer 2016, it’s unlikely anyone involved predicted just how huge a phenomenon it would become. Netflix had produced hits before – such as House of Cards and Daredevil – but this was a new level.
While some thought last fall’s season 2 was a step down in quality from its predecessor, there were also many fans that enjoyed it just as much as the original. Overall, Stranger Things’ season 3 premiere is one of the most widely anticipated in recent memory.
Unfortunately, it would appear that said premiere won’t be coming anytime soon. It had been widely speculated online that season 3 wouldn’t arrive until 2019, and now, EW reports that Netflix has confirmed that fact. Additionally, the premiere won’t happen until the summer.
If you think that seems like a long time, you aren’t wrong. While there was already a longer than average 15-month gap between seasons 1 and 2 of Stranger Things, depending on when during the summer season 3 arrives, it could be almost two years between seasons.
While that sucks, one assumes the delay is intended to give creators The Duffer Brothers the time they need to pen a season 3 worthy of the now established Stranger Things brand. Between this and Godzilla 2, Millie Bobby Brown will have a very busy summer in 2019.