When will Season 3 take place?
The writers are still breaking story, but it's looking like Season 3 will jump ahead at least another year, to 1985 -- in large part to keep up with the aging child actors dilemma. "We're never going to do a story line that pretends the kids are younger than they are," Levy told Collider. Considering the characters will all be 14 -- and the actors a little older -- we might see them in high school.
What happened to the Mind Flayer?
Though the kids will change, their nemesis won't. As seen in the Season 2 finale, the Mind Flayer is still stalking Hawkins, hungry as ever. "Yeah, we don't end it on a totally happy note, do we?" Ross told THR. "The hope we wanted people to get out of it is that this thing [is still out there]. They've shut the door on the Mind Flayer, but not only is it still there in the Upside Down, it's very much aware of the kids, and particularly Eleven."