Stranger Things' Noah Schnapp hints at 'very different' third season

'It has a lot of the dark parts from season two.'

By Tina Burke
Stranger Things resident demogorgon expert, Noah Schnapp, has hinted the show will take a new direction in its highly-anticipated third season.
The 13-year-old actor – who plays Will Byers in the hit series – has revealed season three will be 'very different' to the last.
The third season of Stranger Things is due to air on Netflix in 2019, and will feature another time-jump due to the rapidly-ageing teenage cast. While season two ended in the fall of 1984, the new season will be set in the summer of 1985.
"It's very different this season because it's in the summer, so you kind of get to see a different version of everyone," Noah tells The Hollywood Reporter.
"It's great because it has a lot of the dark parts from season two and a lot of the light playful parts from season one," he adds.
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When asked to sum up the next season's plot in one word, Noah chose to say "spreading." Does this mean the effects of the Upside Down (monsters included) are spreading out past Hawkins? We'll have to wait and see!
The young actor also revealed that Priah Ferguson's character Erica, little sister to Lucas Sinclair (Caleb McLaughlin), will have more screen time.
"She definitely has a bigger part this season, and she kind of has her own storyline with someone from the cast," Noah says.
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The actor also reflected on working with his TV mum, Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers).
"First of all, she's amazing to work with. I love her, and she's the best. She's so kind to me and everyone, and whenever I need help with a scene or anything, she'll always be like, 'Can I help you? Let's talk about the scene.'
"It's so great getting to work with a good actor, because it just makes the job so much easier when you get to work off of someone who's really good," he adds.

There are four new actors joining the cast for the third season.
Maya Hawke - daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke – is joining the cast as "alternative girl" Robin.
Her character has been described as "equal parts sharp and playful. Bored with her mundane day job, she just wants a little excitement in her life, and gets more than she bargained for when she uncovers a dark secret in Hawkins."
Haters Back Off actress Francesca Reale is set to star as Heather, a popular lifeguard at the Hawkins community pool.
Francesca Reale joins the cast as 'Heather.'
Jake Busey (Ray Donovan) is also joining the show as Bruce, an amoral journalist for The Hawkins Post.
Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) is joining the series as Mayor Kline, a "handsome, slick and sleazy classic 80s politician — more concerned with his own image than with the people of the small town he governs."

Also returning to the show in season three are David Harbour (Jim Hopper), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield), Joe Keery (Steve Harrington), Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers) and Dacre Montgomery (Billy Hargrove).

The third season of Stranger Things will air on Netflix in 2019, with season one and two currently available to watch on the streaming service.
In the meantime, we'll just be over here dreaming up new adventure ideas for Dad Steve™ and Dustin.
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