Prepare to journey back to the upside-down world as Stranger Things is about to launch a comeback of supernatural proportions – and now there’s the opportunity to STAR in the show as Netflix has announced they’re looking for extras.
You have to be over 16 (obviously) and know how to play an instrument, as the casting is for people to be in a marching band, but you get to play two songs in the series so, y’know, next stop is Wembley.
They’re also casting adults for various roles including photo doubles.
The bad news, however, is that filming takes place in Atlanta, so unless you’re based there, planning a trip or just really really desperate to be in the show, we’re out of luck.
Teasing the release of season three, [link url=”http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/topic/netflix”] the latest trailer for the award-winning show presented us with a 1980s throwback Mall commercial.
Kitsch? Yes! Beyond great? Yes! Showcasing the new Starcourt Mall in Stranger Things’ location, Hawkins the infomercial describes the shopping centre as, “a shining example of the American dream.” Well, if the American dream includes stores like The Gap and Claire’s at their 80s peak then sign us up for a trip!
The mall, it appears, is set to provide a new location for Stranger Things alongside the infamous Arcade, the lab and the school. But the mall isn’t the only new addition to the show as the commercial teases the appearance of Hawkins newbie, Robin who is played by Maya Hawke and will play Steve’s new co-worker at Scoops Ahoy Ice-cream Shop. Their uniform comes complete with sailor hat and neckerchief. Chic, much?
However, whilst we get beyond excited about the show, you might want to curb your enthusiasm until at least December as at the end of the trailer, it states that the mall is coming, ‘next summer.’ So you may have to wait until summer 2019 to see season three of Stranger Things. Woe. Is. Us.
Stranger Things started filming season three in April and ever since there’s been much speculation about the plot twists the season will take, Shawn Levy, Executive Producer of Stranger Things, decided to set the record straight.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Shawn shared new details about what’s in store for us. The season will be set one year in the future, and we’re bound to see the groups’ relationships at new stages:
“Mike and Eleven and are going strong, so that’s a relationship that continues, and same with Mad Max and Lucas,” he told the publication.
How cute?! Even though that was enough to get us excited, what he revealed next will get fans (and meme pages) buzzing… Dad Steve is back in a big way!
“We’ll definitely get to see some more of Steve Harrington in season three, and I’ll just say we won’t be abandoning the Dad Steve magic. I don’t want to say much more, but I literally feel that we were walking along and we stumbled onto a gold mine with Dad Steve,” Shawn confirms.
Our favourite actors are probably just as thrilled as we are about the new season, because not only are they all signed back on, they also got a massive pay rise to continue starring in the show.
A source confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter early this month, that ‘intense’ negotiations wrapped up at the end of last week, and that the child cast ‘are worth roughly 12 times their previous deals’. As for the adults in the show, Netflix has renewed their contracts at $350,000 per episode. Wow.
The source also explained to the publication that the cast is divided into different pay tiers. Winona Ryder and David Harbour, the ‘adults’, are considered A-tier and are in for $350,000 per episode next season. The ‘kids’, or B-tier, includes Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp, who will cash in $250,000 per episode. And the C-tier – the ‘teenagers’ like Natalia Dyer, who plays Nancy, Charlie Heaton, who plays Jonathan, and Joe Keery who plays Steve – are earning roughly $150,000 per episode.
As for our lead, Millie Bobby Brown? Well, the star of the show does not fall into the B-tier along with her mates. Last year, Millie separated herself from the rest of the cast during the renegotiation. And her crew has been tight-lipped about the new deal, which is rumoured to be between $250,000 and $300,000.
Production on season three is scheduled to begin April 23 – and as you can expect, there is a lot of speculation about what’s in store.
At the beginning of the year, we were given an extra special bit of information that got us totally hyped – there will be THREE new characters! According to That Hashtag Show, the trio are heading to the town of Hawkins. Their source has even given the names of the characters, but these could potentially change.
Mayor Larry Kline is apparently a classic 80s politician. Driven only by his own interests, he’s described as ‘pathetic’. The studio is looking for a male aged between 40 and 60 to fill the role.
Bruce is a sexist, overweight and bedraggled news reporter in his 50s, and Patricia Brown is dubbed as the sweet neighbourhood elder. The part will be played by a woman in her 70s and she’s apparently going to offer advice to the kids as she potters around her garden.
The information hasn’t been confirmed by Netflix yet, but we’re stoked to see what comes of it!
Here’s everything else we know about Stranger Things 3 so far…
Is it definitely happening?
Netflix officially greenlit a third season for Stranger Things on December 1 2017, which isn’t a huge surprise – especially following the success of the second season.
While discussing the second season, the Duffer brothers revealed that they had so many ideas that they’ve already got stuff lined up for season three.
“As the episodes were written by the Duffers, they realised that there was too much story for nine episodes. So it forced us to be judicious in which stories we tell this season,” executive producer Shawn Levy told Mashable. “So one of the surprises was, not all of our grand ideas are going to be serviced in one season… If we had 40 ideas going into the season, 30 [we] are going to pick, and the rest go in the back of our head for, hopefully, future chapters.”
In fact, the creators have even teased a fourth series while executive producer, Levy has hinted there could be a fifth.
Speaking to EW, Levy said: “Hearts were heard breaking in Netflix headquarters when the brothers made four seasons sound like an official end, and I was suddenly getting phone calls from our actors’ agents. The truth is we’re definitely going four seasons [sic] and there’s very much the possibility of a fifth. Beyond that, it becomes I think very unlikely.”
Ross Duffer added: “If we’re able to, there will be at least four, there could be more. I think there’s going to come a point where why aren’t these people leaving Hawkins? Like we’re going to stretch credibility. It wasn’t intended to be a seven-season thing.”
Judging by the release dates between the first and second seasons, we predict season three will hit Netflix in late 2018 or even 2019 as some of the key cast members are rumoured to be involved in upcoming Hollywood flicks.
“It feels weird to me that we wouldn’t solve [Kali’s] storyline,” Matt Duffer told The Hollywood Reporter. “I would say chances are very high she comes back.”
Well, they can certainly tick that off.