'Stranger Things' season 3 to be shorter than expected

(Facebook/StrangerThingsTV)The kids of "Stranger Things" will all return in Season 3.

Fans of "Stranger Things" were treated to a memorable second season that saw one of the kids being rescued from the clutches of the monster from The Upside Down (or so they thought). As the long and agonizing wait for season 3 continues, a new detail surfaced, confirming something that may not be too pleasing for some of the show's die-hard supporters.

In an interview with Glamour, "Stranger Things" executive producer Shawn Levy shared some juicy information in regard to the timetable of the show's return on Netflix. "If we could make it [return] faster, then we would. But we're going to make it well. We're going to do it right," said Levy. He said, however, that the storyline for season 3 may not be as long as fans are expecting.

"It'll be an eight- or nine-episode season," Levy revealed. "The number of episodes will be dictated by the amount of story that excites us. We now know what is going to happen in season three to every character," he added.

Moreover, the showrunner also confirmed that they will be playing a different tune when it comes to Will Byers, the kid played by Noah Schnapp. Byers was abducted by the Upside Down in season 1 and had been liberated in Season 2.

"We're not going to put Will through hell for a third season in a row. He'll be dealing with stuff, but he won't be at rock bottom the way we forced the amazing Noah Schnapp to play," shared Levy.

Meanwhile, Elite Daily noted that the upcoming season may be one of the final ones. Last year, "Stranger Things" co-creators the Duffer Brothers said that they are looking to end the hit series after a fourth season. Filming for season 3, however, has not yet started, and it is speculated that the show will return either in the latter part of this year or in the first quarter of 2019.