The second season of Stranger Things hasn't even aired yet, but fans can rest assured that there will still be plenty of story left to tell.
The horror-adventure series, which features a group of 1980s pre-teens as they find themselves mixed up in the supernatural, became Netflix's sleeper hit of the summer last year. The buzz on social media took the TV world by storm, and Netflix plans to keep riding the success.
Stranger Things creators Ross and Matt Duffer (a.k.a. the Duffer Brothers) have officially announced that the #Netflix show will get a third season, but they currently plan to end it after a fourth. The Duffers explained their decision with Vulture:
Ross: “We’re thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out.”
Matt: “We just have to keep adjusting the story. Though I don’t know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year.”
The age of the characters likely has a lot to do with the decision, as the kids would be well into their teens by the fourth season. There are only so many threats that could descend on Hawkins without it feeling like overkill, as Matt stated above. The main goal is to tell a well-thought-out story without overstaying their welcome, which happens quite often with #TV.
The show's sophomore season will focus on Will Byers and the impact that the Upside Down has taken on his life. Will is still suffering from side effects caused by the events of Season 1. With the threat of a new monster, the community of Hawkins is still far from normalcy.
The initial footage shared for the second season was filled with nostalgic nods and Easter Eggs, including Thriller as the trailer song. The Duffer Brothers won a lot of fans over with the '80s vibe, so it is exciting to hear that fans will have until (at least) 2019 before saying goodbye to the crew from Hawkins.
Stranger Things Season 2 premieres October 27th on Netflix.
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