Stranger Things season 3 first plot details revealed

'Mike and Eleven and are going strong, so that's a relationship that continues, and same with Mad Max and Lucas'

Clarisse Loughrey
Monday 26 March 2018 08:28 BST
Stranger Things - Season 2 Final Trailer

The very first details of Stranger Things season 3 have been revealed.

Cast and creatives gathered in the Dolby Theatre on Sunday to discuss the series' future, with executive producer Shawn Levy revealing on the red carpet (via The Hollywood Reporter) that the third season would, once more, take place a year after the second season, during the summer of 1985.

Furthermore, as suggested by the show's school dance scene, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and Mike (Finn Wolfhard) will be a couple, alongside Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) and Max (Sadie Sink).

"Mike and Eleven and are going strong, so that's a relationship that continues, and same with Mad Max and Lucas. But Again, they're like 13 or 14-year-old kids, so what does romance mean at that stage of life? It can never be simple and stable relationships and there's fun to that instability," Levy said.

Showrunners also seem to be paying careful attention to fan reaction; after Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) became season 2's breakout favourite, Levy has now promised that he'll have a bigger role in the next season.

"We'll definitely get to see some more of Steve Harrington in season three, and I'll just say we won't be abandoning the Dad Steve magic. I don't want to say much more, but I literally feel that we were walking along and we stumbled onto a gold mine with Dad Steve," he said.

And, since it'll be 1985, and Stranger Things loves to keep up its references, Back to the Future will be referenced, since it hit cinemas that very year.

The producer also responded to the allegations that the shows' creators, the Duffer brothers, had "verbally abuse[d] multiple women" on set. The pair apologised that "due to the high-stress nature of production, tempers occasionally get frayed", but claimed the allegations sought to "mischaracterise" their behaviour.

Netflix issued a statement in response that it investigated the situation and "found no wrongdoing".

"We were genuinely upset. And we were surprised to hear that anyone felt uncomfortable on set," Levy said. "I want to be really clear that nobody has been targeting in any way on the basis of race or gender, we all cherish the family that we've created onscreen and cherished equally the family that we created on set and we're going to remain committed to the well-being of that."

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