‘Stranger Things’ Cast Talk ‘Light Atmosphere’ in Key Season 3 Storyline (SPOILERS)

Variety | 7/4/2019 | Joe Otterson
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SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not watched Season 3 of “Stranger Things,” streaming now on Netflix.

Agents of the U.S. government have been a key part of the first two seasons of “Stranger Things,” but Season 3 of the Netflix series takes things in a very different direction.

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From the opening moments of the season, fans learn that classic ’80s movie bad guys — the Russians — have been attempting to open their own gateway into the Upside Down with little luck. So they decide to attempt to reopen the gateway that was previously opened in Hawkins, covering up their efforts by building the Starcourt shopping mall over their underground base.

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While most of the show’s younger stars are busy dealing with the return of the Mind Flayer, a new team of heroes assembles known as the Scoop Troop: Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Steve (Joe Keery), newcomer Robin (Maya Hawke), and Lucas’ little sister Erica (Priah Ferguson). The group gets its name from the fact that both Steve and Robin work at the mall’s ice cream shop, Scoops Ahoy.

The group’s adventure throughout the season plays more like an ’80s spy comedy than your typical “Stranger Things” plot, with more comedic moments in this one storyline than perhaps in the entire rest of the series.

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“It’s just really fun to watch someone do something really well and then it’s so funny that it catches you off guard,” Keery tells Variety. “Those are the moments when it’s hard to keep it together. In our storyline, it’s a pretty light atmosphere.”

Their story begins with Dustin and Steve trying to decipher a Russian message Dustin picks up on his homemade radio tower that he built to contact his girlfriend from summer camp, Susie (who no one believes exists). Robin gets into the...
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