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Stranger Things Season 3 filming dates and episode count revealed

February 22nd, 2018 by Marc Comments

We know you’re all fans of Strangers Things* so you’re going to want to read this great news.

Season 3 of the hit Netflix show will begin filming in the middle of April (until September) and the episode count, while less than Season 2, will equal Season 1 at a total of eight.

We know that the show this time will be set in 1985 – that’s the year of Goonies and Back To The Future so we’re expecting appropriate nods and homages ala the Ghostbusters ones last season – co-creator Matt Duffer said: “Our kids are aging. We can only write and produce the show so fast. They’re going to be almost a year older by the time we start shooting Season 3… [so] it forces you to do a time jump.”

Oh and if you’ve heard that the Duffer brothers, creators and directors of the show, are leaving after the next season, you can relax… Netflix themselves has denied it:

Returning for Season 3 are series regulars Winona Ryder (Joyce), David Harbour (Jim), Finn Wolfhard (Mike), Noah Schnapp (Will), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Cara Buono (Karen), Natalia Dyer (Nancy), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan), Joe Keery (Steve), Dacre Montgomery (Billy), and Sadie Sink (Max).

Source: TVLine

*We acknowledge you may not all be fans of Stranger Things

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….