Stranger Things: Renewed for Season 3!!!

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Netflix is not ready to give up on the residents of Hawkins quite yet. 

The streaming giant has officially handed out a renewal for Stranger Things Season 3. 

Bitchin' - Stranger Things

The news is no surprise when you consider the fact that the show is one of the most talked about Netflix originals around. 

Despite Netflix not releasing viewing figures for its roster of series, Nielsen revealed through some research of its own that 15.8 million viewers watched the Stranger Things Season 2 premiere within 3 days of it being released. 

More importantly, 11 million were in the key adults 18-49 demographic. Simply put, if the show was on Broadcast TV with those ratings, it would be one of the biggest shows around. 

Stranger Things Season 1 Finale Pic

The series has also been a hit during awards season, with the show taking home five Emmys after being nominated for 18. 

The show follows a small town which is rocked by the disappearance of a young boy, and Season 2 took that one step further as everyone tried to grow accustomed to the fact that he was back with his family. 

The supernatural forces in the town continued to cause some severe unrest for the residents, and it all culminated in a season finale that would have worked well as a series finale. 

With the threat of the super Demogorgon making its way to Hawkins from the Upside Down, the characters will be pushed to their limit as they try to keep everyone safe. 

Stranger Things Season 2 Poster

The series has a cast that boasts the likes of Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin. 

Series co-creators, The Duffer Brothers, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Season 3 would jump ahead once again to accommodate the young cast growing up. 

“Even if we wanted to hop into the action faster, we couldn’t,” Matt Duffer dished. 

“Our kids are aging. We can only write and produce the show so fast. They’re going to be almost a year older by the time we start shooting Season 3… [so] it forces you to do a time jump.”

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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