'Stranger Things' Star Finn Wolfhard Says Third Season Has Better Writing and Acting Than Before

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Finn Wolfhard attends the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
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Stranger Things Season 3 is now less than a month away, and though the plot remains shrouded in some mystery, the cast and creators are offering more and more hints about what fans can expect in the show. This week, Finn Wolfhard, who plays lead character Mike, gave new insight on the season, saying that it combines elements from the first two seasons and sports better writing and acting.

“Season three is everything, like the fun of season one and the horror of season two and the Duffers have got better at it, at writing it,” Wolfhard told Empire (via NME). And we’ve become better actors.”

In the same feature, Noah Schnapp, who plays central character Will Byers, confirmed that his character will continue to go through the ringer in Season 3. “Will still has the presence of the monster left, and you kind of see what happens there,” he said. “People have asked, ‘Does Will get a break this season?’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, sure, for the first two episodes. And then no one really gets a break.'”

Previous interviews with creators the Duffer Brothers have indicated that the theme of the show will be change, with the core friend group beginning to drift apart and the adults (Winona Ryder’s Joyce and David Harbour’s Hopper) struggling to reckon with the children’s rapid maturing. Previously, Harbour has teased an emotional ending to the season, saying it’s the “most moving thing” they’ve done.

As for us, we can’t wait to see what becomes of all of our favorites in Stranger Things Season 3 when it premieres on July 4--hopefully we won’t need to bust out too many tissues.