'Stranger Things' Season Three May Not Be Released Until 2019

While Hawkins is enjoying a bit of breathing space, with the door to the Upside Down firmly locked and Will finally free of the Mind Flayer, we're sure there's plenty of drama still to come. 

The bad news, however, is that it looks as though Stranger Things fans are going to have to be a little patient for the next chapter. That's because David Harbour, who plays sheriff Jim Hopper in the show, has revealed that season three may not be airing until 2019. 

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Currently gearing up to star in the new Hellboy reboot, Harbour notes that filming is being held up for an entirely different reason. As he explained to Variety:

"I mean, one of the things that’s annoying for fans is that it takes us a long time to do them. Like, you probably won’t get [Season 3] until sometime in 2019. But also part of the thing is, like any good thing, they need time.

And those guys work so hard. I mean, they just sit in their apartment and write for 12, 14 hours a day."

After such a successful second season, we can't exactly blame Matt and Ross Duffer for taking their time – especially considering the blank slate they left at the end of season two. The brothers are now going to have to face the challenge of finding new mysteries to solve and fresh '80s references to drop. 

It looks as though season three will be released around the same time as the last chapter of Game of Thrones in 2019. But don't fret, series fans, because you'll have the return of Westworld, Atlanta, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Daredevil, Sense8, American Crime Story, 13 Reasons Why and Big Little Lies to look forward to before then. 

In the meantime, you can always re-watch the first two seasons of Stranger Things on Netflix right now (we know you binge-raced through it the first time...).