'Stranger Things 3' (@Stranger_Things): @Netflix Explains Why Series Isn't Coming Back Until (Probably) Summer 2019#StrangerThings #StrangerThings3 #TCA18 https://t.co/JieLKe6T0h pic.twitter.com/k2M1WMOO3x— TheWrap (@TheWrap) July 29, 2018
• Netflix held a presentation for the Television Council Association earlier today. They held a few Q&A panels for some of their shows and announced a few release dates but did not share any new information about Stranger Things.
• When asked Cindy Holland (Netflix's VP of Original Content) said, "Well, it's a hand-crafted show...the Duffer brothers and Shawn Levy have worked really hard and they understand the stakes are high. They want to deliver something bigger and better than what they did last year. And so, they really want to take the time to get it right. I think it's gonna be a fantastic season, it's gonna be worth the wait."
• Set to premiere sometime around summer 2019.
• In late 2017 actress Sadie Sink (Max) said that she was nervous about there possibly being a kiss between her character and Caleb McLaughlin's character (Lucas). The Duffers found this amusing and basically added a kiss to freak her out.
• Later Sadie said that she never objected or felt pushed into it, simply nervous because it was her first kiss ever. (previous ontd post on this subject)
• A Slashfilm reporter asked Holland if this incident caused Netflix to have a conversation on shows with young actors "to be sure everything is planned and approved for them ahead of filming."
• Holland said it did and that Netflix's first priority is to make sure the set is safe and happy for everyone. Also said that events of the past year have created "even more heightened awareness of things that happen on set" possibly inferring that they're keeping a close eye on the Duffers after accusations of on set verbal abuse surfaced late last year. (original ontd post + follow up concerning these accusations)