How the spirit of Fletch will live on in Stranger Things—which got pretty dark and serious in the second season—remains to be seen. Harbour did tell the Hollywood Reporter last week that the third season of the hit series “takes a lot of risks.”

It’s not a bad idea. The sci-fi adventure show experienced a common malady in its second year: the dreaded sophomore slump. While still largely entertaining, the second season of Stranger Things lacked the spark of its first season, which premiered in 2016 and quickly became a global phenomenon for its lovable cast of kids and relatively light-hearted 1980s-inspired horror mystery. Perhaps Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher will provide the creative spark Stranger Things needs to return to the heights of its debut season.

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