ATLANTA — Strange things are happening in the Netflix world. After the release of the third season of "Stranger Things," viewership for the entertainment platform skyrocketed. 

Over 40.7 million households have streamed the new season, which is more than any film or television show on Netflix. The full series has received 18.2 million views. 

Stars of the show like Finn Wolfhard have been talking about the new season on social media, and even retweeting fans' reactions. 

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Stranger Things is on the verge of surpassing HBO's Game of Thrones, which has 19 million series views. 

The series is filmed in Georgia, with the third season notably transforming places such as the Gwinnett Place Mall and downtown Jackson, Georgia, in to set pieces.

Gatan Matarazzo, who plays Dustin on the show, told 11Alive he loves the area.

“I love the city. I love the food. The people are really nice. I’m from New Jersey and everyone is not if you know what I mean,” said Matarazzo.” I mean, I love it. Not everyone is super, super mean when I go to Atlanta everyone is much nicer.”

 

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