The news Stranger Things fans have been expecting to hear has officially been confirmed: the series will be back. “We’re really excited about continuing the story”, says Matt Duffer. The filmmakers also hinted Modine’s Dr. Martin Brenner could be back since his fate was left unclear.
Season 2 will debut in 2017 and consist of 9 episodes – one longer than the first season, which follows the disappearance of a young boy and a telekinetic girl who helps his friends with their search. Honestly, this does not surprise me as the first season feels like a mini-series more than a series; it felt dubious that the story of these characters could be sustained in a full second season.
You can see the teaser trailer from Netflix below, which proclaims “In the fall of 1984, the adventure continues”.
The teaser trailer does not include any footage of the still-to-be-filmed second season. However, the Duffer Brothers don’t want things to get too out of control. If you haven’t caught up with Season 1 yet, what are you waiting for? In an interview with IGN, the brothers said that, where the first season takes place over the course of just a week or so, new episodes will explore the repercussions of what happened to the people of Hawkins exposed to the unusual world of the Upside Down. “So I think we kinda looked to him and what he does and tried to capture a little bit of the magic of his work”.
“We talked like a larger time jump where the kids are older now and it’s a different decade”, Ross Duffer told the magazine. As much as we love Netflix series, they’ve been kind of hit-and-miss with their second seasons.
Ross Duffer added, “We obviously have this gate to another dimension, which is still very much open in the town of Hawkins”. Information about the cast and plot aren’t available, but Stranger Things season 2 has been in development for quite some time according to unnamed sources.
Just a few months after the cult 1980s-inspired sci-fi mystery hit the streaming service, bosses have confirmed that it has been renewed for nine more episodes.