Bad news for ‘Stranger Things’ fans: season 3 will be delayed until the summer 2019. This is a considerably longer wait than the 15 months between seasons 1 and 2, but according to Netflix, “It’s gonna be worth the wait.”
Netflix hasn’t explained why the season is being pushed, but it stands to reason that they hit a production snag. Or, according to engadget.com, it might have to do wit the mixed reviews season 2 received:
“Both the Duffers and executive producer Shawn Levy know the “stakes are high,” according to [programming executive Cindy] Holland, and want to provide “bigger and better” material than in the second run. She added that there would be more special effects than before. While Holland didn’t directly acknowledge the mixed reactions to the second season, there’s little doubt that Netflix wants to attract people who weren’t completely enthralled in 2017.”
To be honest, I’m just shocked that they would release a teaser trailer two weeks before they announced a year-long wait for the new season. WTF, Netflix?