Natalia Dyer Thinks Delay Could Make Stranger Things Season Four Better
Dyer was talking to The Hollywood Reporter and said that the enforced break from production caused by the coronavirus could actually help the writers out when they're putting season four of the popular science fiction show together.
This means that they can take their time and make sure to plot each and every point thoroughly rather than having to continue writing the later episodes as the first ones are already shooting.
She also seemed to confirm that there will be nine episodes in the next series, as opposed to the usual eight. That's entirely based upon a picture of some scripts, rather than anything else more official.
Dyer said: "Normally, we get the first few scripts, and then they have to keep writing due to the schedule of it, and it takes a while to craft a script.
"So, normally, there's a kind of 'writing as we're going,' but it seems they've had enough time.
"I think it's maybe been a blessing for the writers, in some way, because they had the time to just sit down, think, and create. So, yeah, it appears to be that they've got it all down."
Addressing the possibility of there being nine episodes planned for the next run out, she added: "It appears to be."
To be fair, it seems to be something of a pattern for the show, either unintentionally or not.
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The first series had eight episodes, whereas the second had nine. The third season had eight episodes, so it stands to reason that this one might have nine.
Perhaps they'll spend a whole episode discussing just one character like they did with Eleven - Millie Bobby Browns' character - in season two?
Whatever the case, season four had actually started filming before - like everything else - it had to shut down because of the you-know-what.
Speaking about that enforced hiatus, Dyer added: "I think we were just maybe a few weeks into filming. I was still kind of getting used to it and finding the flow of it and getting my body used to waking up at whatever hour.
"Yeah, it was wild. At first, it was like, 'Okay, we're going to go on a two-week hiatus,' and then, it was like, 'Okay, we're really going to go on a hiatus.'"
"So, yeah, it's kind of wild to think about because it's something that you look forward to so much, and there's so much preparation and excitement around it, and then, we start and stop. And now, it's been quite a while.
"But I'm very, very excited for when we do go back. I'm excited by the scripts. I'm excited for everything that this season is going to be.
"But yeah, it's an interesting time to be in this industry, for sure."
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