In a recent interview with THR, the brothers Duffer dropped some info on the third season and said the series will pick up after a significant time jump.
“We have an end goal; we know where we want to go,” Ross Duffer told us. “We’re not quite sure how long it will take to get there, but we do have a plan. And some of it, it’s just because Season 2, we just came into it with so many ideas, and so many of them have been kicked further down the road. So we’re gonna use some of those. In [our Season 2 brainstorm], we figured out what that ending is, but it’ll take more than one year to get there.”
As we now know, “Stranger Things” Season 2 picked things up about 10 months after the events in the first season. The third season will see yet another time gap, the Duffers confirmed.
“It will have to be somewhat of a time gap, because the kids are, I mean, they already look so much older,” Ross explained. “No matter what we want to do, I remember when we were originally talking about Season 2, we wanted to just start it in Christmas and just go from there, but then we realized the kids are just too old, so we had to jump forward. Even the latest trailer, we had to loop a line with [Caleb McLaughlin, who plays Lucas]. He sounds like a man now. It creeps me out. He’s going to be driving to set next year.”
“It seems very wrong,” Matt Duffer chimed in. “The minute I see Caleb drive up, I’m probably going to pass out.”