By now, Hawkins, Indiana is a familiar place. In “Stranger Things” Season 3, however, we’ll see a different side of the people who live there.
, one of the Netflix series’ stars, recently sat down with to talk about the upcoming season. He was very careful not to spoil anything because he doesn’t want to “get in trouble,” but he shared what he could. Thanks to his comments, we learned a little bit more about how life will be different for Hawkins’ residents and what we can look forward to.
Schnapp highlighted that the season will continue starting with the summer of 1985. In the show’s first two seasons, the story began in the fall; Season 1 opened in early November 1983, while Season 1 picked up in late October 1984. From what Schnapp said, that makes a big difference.
“It’s very different this season because it’s in the summer,” he told THR, “so you kind of get to see a different version of everyone.”
Beyond revealing new sides to the characters we know and love — and the ones we don’t — the season will have a unique tone. Schnapp described it as having “dark parts” and “light, playful parts.” That is similar to what he said during Netflix’s NYSee event on May 19; the actor talked about how Season 1 was “more playful” and Season 2 “a lot darker,” but that “Season 3 does really well at blending them together,” according to.
One character we can count on to make the show lighter is Erica Sinclair (Priah Ferguson). The character was so entertaining in Season 2 that the show’s creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, decided to give her a bigger part in Season 3. When asked about it by THR, Schnapp was enthusiastic, saying that she’s “so funny.”
“She definitely has a bigger part this season, and she kind of has her own storyline with someone from the cast,” he said.
Although we don’t know the finer points of the Season 3 plot yet, we’re sure good things are coming.
The upcoming season of “Stranger Things” is expected to hit Netflix in 2019.