Stranger Things Season 3: Cast, Release Date And Final Trailer

3 July 2019, 15:25

Stranger Things season 3 is back in a matter of days – here's absolutely everything you'll want to know about the new series.

The series 3 trailer for Stranger Things 3 finally arrived one month before its release, along with a date for the return of the Netflix series, of 4th July 2019.

There's been a Demogorgon-shaped hole in our hearts ever since we binge-watched all of the second season when it was released on Netflix in October, 2017.

Luckily for us, we're ever closer to find out what's happening in Hawkins, Indiana, for Stranger Things' third series.

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WARNING: You may encounter spoilers. But luckily, you won't come across any Mind Flayers.

Who is in the Stranger Things season 3 cast?

With both the trailer and the official posters now released, we can finally confirm the cast for the new series, and all your favourites are of course back together, with a couple of newbies too.

Here's the full cast list:

Millie Bobby Brown - Eleven 

Gaten Matarazzo - Dustin Henderson

Caleb McLaughlin - Lucas Sinclair

Finn Wolfhard - Mike Wheeler

Noah Schnapp - Will Byers

David Harbour - Chief Hopper

Winona Ryder - Joyce Byers

Natalie Dyer - Nancy Wheeler

Charlie Heaton - Jonathan Byers

Sadie Sink - Max

Priah Ferguson - Erica Sinclair

Maya Hawke - Robin

Dacre Montgomery - Billy

Millie Bobby Brown in Stranger Things season 3
Millie Bobby Brown in Stranger Things season 3. Picture: Stranger Things

When was Stranger Things season 3 filmed?

If we're going by Millie Bobby Brown's Instagram account, it looks like the filming (or at least the pre-production) of season three of Stranger Things began on the 22nd April 2018.

MBB posted this snap with director Shawn Levy and instantly racked up over 3 million likes.

Stranger Things 3 began filming in April 2018
Stranger Things 3 began filming in April 2018. Picture: Millie Bobby Brown/Instagram

Lucas's sister Erica, played by Priah Ferguson, will be getting a larger part in the show after impressing fans with her hilarious segments during Season 2.

Speaking to Yahoo, one half of the show's writers Ross Duffer said: “There will definitely be more Erica in Season 3."

He added: "That is the fun thing about the show — you discover stuff as you’re filming. We were able to integrate more of her in, but not as much you want because the story [was] already going.

"'We've got to use more Erica’ — that was one of the first things we said in the writers’ room.”

Priah Ferguson has more of a central role in the new series of Stranger Things
Priah Ferguson has more of a central role in the new series of Stranger Things. Picture: Netflix

Who are the new characters in Stranger Things Season 3?

To make things even more interesting, season 3 will see the introduction of Maya Thurman Hawke as Robin. Maya has previously starred in 'Little Women' and she's set to make quite the impact in Season 3 of Stranger Things.

Maya is the daughter of iconic Hollywood stars Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, so there will be plenty of eyes on her when she makes her debut in Hawkins.

Her character has been described as "an alternative girl" bored with her day job, but gets more than she bargained for when she discovers a dark secret hidden within Hawkins.

Maya Hawke's character will work alongside Steve Harrington in the mall
Maya Hawke's character will work alongside Steve Harrington in the mall. Picture: Netflix

Meanwhile, Cary Elwes is going to be appearing as the "handsome, slick, and sleazy, Mayor Kline" who is "more concerned with his own image than with the people of the small town he governs."

'The Predator' actor Jake Busey has been cast as Bruce "a journalist for The Hawkins Post with questionable morals and a sick sense of humour."

What will happen in Stranger Things season 3?

Shawn Levy, the producer behind the Netflix series, recently spoke to Glamour, and dished some details on the much-hyped third season. We all know Will's had a rough time – from being tortured by a smoky monster to throwing up weird slug fellas in the sink, he hasn't had it easy.

But apparently the writers are "giving him [Will] a break".

This doesn't mean Noah Schnapp's character will get off easy – he'll be forced to deal "with forces of evil that are new".

The Duffer Brothers also want to further the bromance of the decade, by seeing Dustin and Steve become closer, and have an almost brotherly-like relationship. We can't wait to see them beat up demon-dogs together.

Stranger Things returns on 4th July
Stranger Things returns on 4th July. Picture: Netflix

The episode titles have been released by Netflix, and they are:

Suzie, Do You Copy?

The Mall Rats

The Case of the Missing Lifeguard

The Sauna Test

The Source

The Birthday

The Bite

The Battle of Starcourt

Stranger Things 3 is on the way
Stranger Things 3 is on the way. Picture: Stranger Things

How Much Are The Stranger Things Cast Paid for Season 3?

According to TMZ, Eleven actress Millie Bobby Brown negotiated a pay rise for season three, reportedly earning $350,000 (£280,000) per episode, which totals to $3.15 million (£2.5 million) across the nine new episodes.

Co-stars Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair) and Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) are rumoured to be earning around $250,000 (£200,00) an episode.


Where Can I Watch Stranger Things Season 3?

You'll be able to catch the show on Netflix just as you did with the first two seasons. Plus, if you want to catch up on any of the previous instalments of Stranger Things, you can do it right there too.

Is Season 3 The Final Season Of Stranger Things?

When Stranger Things creators The Duffer Brothers spoke to Vulture about how long they envisage the show lasting they revealed that they were “thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out”.

There has also been talk of the creators ending Stranger Things with a movie after season 4, in order to "avoid overkill or the temptation to ride the show's success."

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