Stranger Things season 3 uses comedy Fletch as inspiration
David Harbour has been giving away clues recently behind Season 3 of Stranger Things, the popular Netflix show that is most known for keeping everything under wraps so that nothing gets spoiled for audiences prior to a new season release. However, Harbour sat down with Variety to reveal some things that fans can come to expect from his character Chief Hopper as well as what references we might be able to find utilized in the next season.
Although it has been previously revealed by producer Shawn Levy that this season of Stranger Things is going to be darker than ever before, Harbor did reveal that the show will still maintain quite a bit of its comedic roots. And one way they are doing that is by tapping into some ’80s comedy sources:
“The Duffers are so specific each year with the movies. And ‘Fletch’ is one movie we get to play around and have some fun with this season, which you wouldn’t expect from ‘Stranger Things’ and you wouldn’t expect from the Spielberg universe and you certainly wouldn’t expect from a darker season.’”
While the comedy Fletch will be a source of light-hearted humor to alleviate the growing darkness in the series, there will still be a lot for Hopper to be stressed out about. And what is more horrific than puberty? Harbor had spoken previously about how Hopper is tackling raising Eleven head on, but he further expanded on the difficulties presented this season once puberty comes into play:
“Their relationship is going to get far more complex, because, you know, things happen to girls and boys when they’re 13 and 14,” he said. “A lot of changes go on in the body and in your social life, and I don’t think he’s going to handle watching her become a woman in front of his eyes very well. That’s a horrifying thing for him — maybe even more so than fighting inter-dimensional monsters.”
Stranger Things Season 3 also stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, Sadie Sink as Max, Maya Thurman-Hawke as Robin, Jake Busey as Bruce, Francesca Reale as Heather, and Cary Elwes as Mayor Kline.
The series was created by The Duffer Brothers, who also serve as executive producers and directors along with Shawn Levy (who also directs), Dan Cohen and Iain Patterson. Stranger Things is a Netflix production.
Though no specific date has been given, the third season of the popular nostalgic sci-fi drama won’t premiere until summer 2019.