Stranger Things might have dropped a cutesy advertisement showing off Steve's (Joe Kerry)new job at a new mall in Hawkins last week, but unfortunately, it seems like the popular Netflix series is still getting a delayed release date.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Netflix just confirmed during its all day panel at this year's Television Critics Association summer press tour that the third season of the site's smash hit science fiction-horror series would be pushed back to summer 2019. Cindy Holland, Netflix's programming executive, fielded a few answers regarding Stranger Things's season 3 delay, telling critics that the series' showrunners were working on delivering a bigger and better season for fans.
"It's a handcrafted show. The Duffer Brothers and Shawn Levy, they understand the stakes are high. They want to deliver something bigger and better than last year. I think it's going to be a fantastic season. It will be worth the wait."
Good things take time, and it looks like Matt and Ross Duffer as well as executive producer Shawn Levy want some more time so that they can give fans an even better season. Story-wise, it makes a whole lot of sense too. Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) might have been able to seal away the Upside Down during the season 2 finale of Stranger Things, but the episode also hinted an even bigger wave of terrors for Hawkins India. Besides, who knows how long Eleven's seal is going to hold.
Stranger Things season 3 premieres Summer 2019.