There can't be many people who didn't watch Stranger Things, the awesome supernatural TV series on Netflix - the first season especially leaned heavily on nostalgia for anyone raised on the sci-fi adventure movies of the 1980s, but made for compelling viewing.
Audiences are still digesting the second season, but creators the Duffer Brothers certainly grabbed our attention with their array of teenage heroes, demogorgons and the Upside Down and left us wanting more.
With the success it's seen, there's no doubt that the series will be back, but Digitial Spy has a theory that Mike Wheeler, one of the show's main characters, played by Finn Wolfhard, might not return for a third season.
Hey, we said 'might'! It's not definite. But if it is the case it's because Wolfhard is getting kind of busy and just might not have time to film it.
He's already been in a couple of music videos by the Canadian band PUP - one before his Stranger Things fame and one after - and was also in the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's It this year, but there's also a number of projects in the pipeline that may restrict his availability.
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On his IMDB page, the 14-year-old actor is linked to two films slated for next year - The Turning, which is in pre-production, and Dog Days, which is in post-production. So far, not so bad, but that's not all - he's also a voice actor in the forthcoming TV series Carmen Sandiego.
If that wasn't enough, Wolfhard's band, Calpurnia, signed a deal with Toronto's Royal Mountain Records back in November, so the four-piece will probably be making an album and playing live soon too - though how wise it is to let a band of mid-teens go on tour is anyone's guess.
So basically, Wolfhard not appearing in the third season of Stranger Things is a vague possibility. We don't like it either. But if you were in his position - more successful by the age of 14 than most of us can ever dream - you'd probably take every opportunity that came your way too.
Words: Mischa Pearlman
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