Season three of Stranger Things may not air until 2019, because the world is a sad and unfair place.

During an interview with Variety, actor David Harbour (Chief Jim Hopper) revealed the hit Netflix series probably wouldn’t return in 2018 like many people assumed. He said the third season is expected to go into production this upcoming spring, making it very unlikely that it’ll be ready to air by the end of the year. But he insists that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

“I mean, one of the things that’s annoying for fans is that it takes us a long time to do them,” he said (3:50). “Like, you probably won’t get [season three] until sometime in 2019. But also part of the thing is, like any good thing, they need time. And those guys work so hard. I mean, they just sit in their apartment and write for 12, 14 hours a day. And the scripts are so sophisticated, but that only comes with time. So the more time they take, the better the scripts are, so that to me is the most important thing.”

The news comes about a week after Stranger Things season three got the official green light. The show’s creators Ross and Matt Duffer have already teased the upcoming storyline, which they described as being much more intimate than the last.

“It’s not necessarily going to be bigger in scale,” Matt Duffer told IndieWire last month. “What I am really excited about is giving these characters an interesting journey to go on.”

Unfortunately for fans, we might have to wait nearly two years before we see that journey. Good things take time, we guess.