Season 3, Stranger Things star reveals secrets are already out there and hints how you can find them

Looks like they are ready to take some big risks in season three, with the cast remarking how they’re ‘experimenting a lot’ with the established formula.
The hit sci-fi show has become one of Netflix’s biggest successes, making worldwide stars of its young cast and reviving another wave of 80s nostalgia. Giving an update on the third season, David Harbour aka Jim Hopper explained how viewers could find hints of the show’s direction in the ‘great films’ released in 1985. David Harbour plays Jim Hopper.
Speaking to Deadline, Harbour said: ‘If you’re a real fan of Stranger Things and you really want to know, I would go look at the great films that were released in ’85, of which there were many, and just go down that list and think of the possibilities that we could be going with. ‘I think it is a specific season to 1985, and so you’ll see references to that.
Back To The Future and The Goonies are the obvious comparisons, but maybe we could see whiffs of The Breakfast Club and er, Mad Max? The actor went onto describe season one as ‘very Stephen King-y’ while season two was ‘more Spielberg-y’, while unfortunately not pinning an 80s figurehead onto the latest season. Stranger Things season 2 did some brief experimentation.
We’re experimenting a lot this season,’ Harbour added. ‘And we’re taking risks, and I hope that they pay off but they are risks. ‘We’re going into territories we’ve never been to before, and it’s exciting.’ Executive producer and director Shawn Levy also explained how the next batch of episodes are set to plunge into even darker territory.
Levy said they’re ‘definitely going to yet darker still, places that I think audiences are really going to love,’ adding how the new season is ‘shaping up really, really well’ and packs ‘so much heart and humour’. The kids from the show have become huge stars (Picture: Netflix) Considering season two’s jump into uncharted superhero-like territory in episode seven The Lost Sister was widely panned, it’s maybe slightly concerning if the show is making even bigger leaps.
The season 3 about to take place in the summer of 1985, one year after the events of the season 2 finale. Two new cast additions have been announced, with Cary Elwes and Jake Busey joining the line-up.

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