If you’ve already finished binge-watching the second series of Stranger Things as a way to cope with the news that Game Of Thrones won’t be back until 2019, then you’re about to be very disappointed to learn that the same fate seems to have befallen the critically-acclaimed sci-fi series.

Ever since its release on July 15th, 2016, Stranger Things has become one of the most-talked about shows on Netflix, with countless critics praising the show for the way it incorporates horror, suspense, mystery, and nostalgia into a neat little package.

Needless to say, the show has earned itself a rather voracious fanbase, many of which were counting down the days until the show returned for its second series on October 27th of this year. Due to the show’s rather addictive nature, fans have already found themselves waiting patiently for season three to drop, but according to a new interview with one of the show’s main characters, there might be quite a wait involved.

As part of a new interview with Variety, David Harbour, who plays Chief Jim Hopper on the show, admitted that due to the intense writing process involved in the show, fans might not be getting the new season of the series as quickly as they would like to.

“I mean, one of the things that’s annoying for fans is that it takes us a long time to do them,” said Harbour, explaining that it takes a while for show creators The Duffer Brothers to write the series. “Like, you probably won’t get [Season 3] until sometime in 2019. But also part of the thing is, like any good thing, they need time. And those guys work so hard. I mean, they just sit in their apartment and write for 12, 14 hours a day.”

As it stands, The Duffer Brothers don’t expect the show to last forever, with Matt Duffer recently stating that he wants the show to have “a really finite ending”. “I don’t want it to be one of those shows that runs out of gas and they lose it because they’re losing interest,” he explained. “You wanna end when you’re on top.”

So if you had plans to be kicking back by Halloween of 2018 to be watching series three of Stranger Things with your vintage synthesisers and imported boxes of Eggos, then we hate to be the bearers of bad news. On the plus side though, we’re sure Netflix has plenty of other good shows to watch in that time. Well, we assume they do, we haven’t actually watched anything except Stranger Things since it was first released.

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