A number of folks have already finished Stranger Things 3, the delightful, emotional, and supremely satisfying third season of the beloved 80s-set Netflix series. But those who have completed the story are no doubt still hankering for more. It’s probably going to be at least a year before Stranger Things 4 comes our way, but a swell fix for your Stranger Things withdrawal is the bevy of behind the scenes photos and videos that have been shared by the cast, filmmakers, and Netflix.
Below, we’ve assembled some great Stranger Things 3 behind the scenes photos and videos that offer a candid look at how the most recent (and best) season of the series was made. They range from the kids like Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, and Caleb McLaughlin goofing around in between takes to Joe Keery and Season 3 standout Maya Hawke rehearsing that amazing Steve/Robin scene in the bathroom. There’s also Millie Bobby Brown and Dacre Montgomery sharing lunch in between takes of their epic finale fight, the instantly iconic duo of Brown and Sadie Sink being pals, plenty of candid shots from Starcourt Mall, and even a look at how some of the big visual effects shots were accomplished.
Indeed one of the benefits of having a cast full of Millennials is the fact that they have a lot of behind the scenes photos and videos they shot on set, which they’re now extremely eager to share with the world. It’s a fun look behind the curtain at one of the most popular shows on all of television, and a nice reminder that it seems like this cast really enjoys spending time together.
So scroll through the Stranger Things 3 behind the scenes photos and videos below. We’ve assembled not just candid shots shared by the cast, but also official behind the scenes images from Netflix that offer a look at creators/showrunners/director The Duffer Brothers hard at work alongside executive producer/director Shawn Levy.
View this post on Instagram Rehearsal A post shared by Finn Wolfhard (@finnwolfhardofficial) on Jul 6, 2019 at 6:10pm PDT
View this post on Instagram I’m so glad I can post this now. This shows you how set is pretty much every day. A post shared by Gaten Matarazzo (@gatenm123) on Jul 8, 2019 at 9:00pm PDT
View this post on Instagram The worst busybody in Hawkins… “Hey Jim, it’s Gary, I just wanted you to know that Joyce Byers, blah, blah…” (And a glimpse into what’s its like to work with the greatest movie star of my generation. She is so vulnerable and personal and intimate and complex in her work. And between takes, while I stew and stomp around ‘staying in character’, she is light and makes me laugh and helps me realize that life is short and I should enjoy it. And I do. Because of her). #jopper #fuckinggary #iwantyourfamilytofeelsafe #iwantyoutofeellikethiscanbeyourhome A post shared by David Harbour (@dkharbour) on Jul 8, 2019 at 10:25pm PDT
View this post on Instagram billy and el take a break from the violence to enjoy some good dumplings 🖤 @dacremontgomery A post shared by mills 🐳 (@milliebobbybrown) on Jul 5, 2019 at 3:07pm PDT
View this post on Instagram who are those frozen women?? A post shared by mills 🐳 (@milliebobbybrown) on Jul 6, 2019 at 11:22am PDT
View this post on Instagram Who is that frozen man?? A post shared by Finn Wolfhard (@finnwolfhardofficial) on Jul 6, 2019 at 4:24am PDT
View this post on Instagram Wait for it… This is an interactive plate for the Hospital scene where our monster chases after Nancy while Jonathan try’s to take its attention away from her. We absolutely loved VFX’s mirror “Kazoo” helmet, which was used by our post vfx artists to see all our light sources for shading their creation later… and, no one wore that helmet better than our own head of the ST VFX department , Paul Graff, seen here in the 2nd pic. Much respect! A post shared by Tim Ives, asc (@timives) on Jul 11, 2019 at 5:44pm PDT