'Stranger Things': From upside down to teen romance, here's proof of season 3 shifting gears

'Stranger Things' actor Charlie Heaton recently teased that 'maybe', 'possibly' there's a chance we would see Jonathan and Nancy together on screen.


                            'Stranger Things': From upside down to teen romance, here's proof of season 3 shifting gears

What began as an adventure involving a bunch of kids in Hawkins, Indiana in the first season of Netflix's 'Stranger Things' has undoubtedly evolved, over the past two seasons, into this teenage-centric thriller. Of course, the threats posed by the monstrous "upside down" still remains. And yet in the middle of all the drama and tension, some new relationships are about to take shape in season 3. 

One clear evidence of burgeoning romance in the upcoming season of 'Stranger Things' is the "will they/won't they" couple Nancy and Jonathan (who also happen to be involved in real life). Back in season 1, just when things appeared to be taking a romantic turn between the two, to the dismay of many fans, 'Stranger Things' decided to drop their development in favor of other, better arcs. But that doesn't mean there is no hope for a Nancy-Jonathan romance in the future. 

“I was quite surprised in the direction they are taking. You have some stranger things, which we know… Yeah it feels almost like a different genre," teased Charlie Heaton (Jonathan) recently, adding that “maybe”, “possibly” there's a chance we would see this beloved pair together on screen. Indeed, Heaton didn't offer any definitive spoiler but going by past records, it's almost proof that a Nancy and Jonathan can still happen. 



 

Another fan-favorite couple, who are being shipped for the third season are Sheriff Hooper and Joyce (David Harbour and Winona Ryder). Since the very beginning, the sci-fi series showrunners have left ample clues, tying the two characters someway or the other in their past. And now the actors, who portray Joyce and Hooper have themselves come forward, teasing their backstory. 

Actors Winona Ryder and David Harbour attend the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 27522_009
Actors Winona Ryder and David Harbour attend the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 27522_009

 

"I think they dated in high school. And I think there's some unfinished business," said Ryder. Even Harbour echoed the thoughts, adding how Hooper's first response to Joyce's plea for help must be rooted in their past experiences. "That anger, that intense reaction has to come from someplace, right? There are people in my life, back in my high school years or early out of college, who burned me in a certain way. If I were to see them again, I'd be right back in high school. It’s the idea that the two of us have this flame," added Harbour. 

 



 

Last but not the least, there is the growing bond between Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and Mike (Finn Wolfhard), which we hope will only evolve further in the third season. In fact, Wolfhard's previous teasers seem to confirm that there would indeed be a development in the Eleven-Mike narrative.

"It’s set in 1985, in the summer. It’s the summer of love — that’s all I can say, really," teased the 15-year-old actor. And we cannot agree more! 

'Stranger Things' returns with season 3 in the summer of 2019.