Netflix may be cancelling 'Stranger Things'
"All good things must come to an end." "If you love something set it free." "We all die." These maxims perfectly describe how fans feel about the rumored end of Stranger Things forever. With the third season, released on July 4, already breaking records, fans are speculating about the future of the show.
While we know there has got to be at least a fourth season to wrap up season three's loose ends, we'll have to wait and see whether Netflix announces that the fourth season will be the last when they renew Stranger Things. Or, will they make us wait until the premiere? Or, will they do neither and drag it out?
Well, there is only so much the writers can add to Hawkins' supernatural happenings, and eventually, these cute kids are going to age. And then what? We're just following another narrative about teenagers navigating puberty? No thanks. Also, much of the show's magic comes from children defeating evil. And no one wants to see another show about powerful twenty-somethings.
There's been hints from both the cast and crew that Stranger Things can't drag on forever. One source told We Got This Covered that the series will wrap after the next season. Which makes sense if you've seen the third, due to certain happenings and deaths. Enough said.
Plus, producer Shawn Levy told the news outlet:
“I mean, I will say we have a good sense of stuff that happens in season four. Season four is definitely happening. There’s very much the possibility of a season beyond that one, that’s currently undecided.”
Previously, creators Matt and Ross Duffer have said that, though they're still writing the end of the series, they know what they want to happen. And it will wrap up sooner than we all want. The brothers told E! News that they think four seasons is too short and five is too long:
"I think, you know, four to five seasons is likely where we'll end up, but who knows? I mean, none of this official, and we know where we want to go. We're trying to figure out still how long it'll take to get there, so we'll see."
David Harbour, who plays Sheriff Hopper in Stranger Things, told CNET:
"We're either going to season four or season five. It's still being debated. I do know the arc of the story, though. This was something that I discussed with [show creators] the Duffer brothers right from Day One. I feel very proud of that because we're not going to get sort of lost in our story and leave these strands. We're going to tie things up. Like Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi have an arc to them; I think Stranger Things, be it season four or season five, has an arc to it that I understand."
So while we know the series will get wrapped up with a nice bow on top, we're unsure when that will be. But whether it is season four, which currently has no release date (and probably hasn't even started filming since there was a two-year gap between season two and three), or the season after, none of us are ready to let these kids go.