Shawn Levy (born c. 1968) is a Canadian producer, director and actor.

He is an executive producer and director of Stranger Things and appeared in a cameo role in Season 1. He is the founder and principal of production company 21 Laps Entertainment.

Stranger Things

Levy got involved with Stranger Things when Dan Cohen, Vice President of 21 Laps, handed him the pilot script. He fell in love with the project and invited the Duffers to his office.[1]

Levy took a hands-on producing role on the show. When the Duffers were set to film and direct the third episode, the scripts for the second half of the season were not finished. Levy offered to direct episodes three and four so they could focus on the writing.[2]



Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

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  • Because of his role in the successful seasons of Stranger Things, Netflix issued a 4-year contract with Levy so that he would create TV projects exclusively for the streaming entertainment company.
  • He made a cameo appearance in The Body.


  1. "‘Stranger Things’: Shawn Levy on Directing Winona Ryder, Netflix’s Viral Model" Variety. July 22, 2016.
  2. "How the man behind Netflix hit 'Stranger Things' is taking over Hollywood" Business Insider. September 7, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "‘Stranger Things’ Season 2: Shawn Levy Confirms He’s Directing Again; Teases Season 3Collider. November 8, 2016.
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