Stranger Things season 3 will be “bigger, darker, scarier”

Natalia Dyer, who plays Nancy Dyer in Stranger Things, has been teasing what’s in store for the Netflix series’ upcoming third season. It is, seemingly, going to be a frightening one.

Chatting to MTV’s Josh Horowitz in a video interview, Dyer offered this tease of what fans should expect from Stranger Things season 3:

“It does feel bigger, just filming it. I haven’t seen any of it, but it does feel bigger, darker, scarier. It felt like they noticeably bumped it up to a different level this season. So I’m excited to see it, too. I don’t know how they do it, [creators] the [Duffer] brothers, but yeah, I’m excited.”

This chimes nicely with a previous quote. As executive producer Shawn Levy explained to The Playlist, the show is going to a very dark place, despite having some fun pop culture elements:

“Season 3 has a really healthy dose of poppy, bright levity and cultural fun. But I can only promise you that Season 3 eventually goes places that are darker and unquestionably more action-packed than we’ve ever gone before.”

Stranger Things season 3 is set to air on July 4th. Until then, we’ll keep bringing you news as and when we see it.