After lots of rumors and speculation, it’s now finally official: Netflix has renewed Stranger Things for a second season.
Stranger Things is a supernatural drama series created by Matt and Ross Duffer (known collectively as the Duffer brothers). Heavily inspired by the early works of Steven Spielberg (ET, Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Stephen King and John Carpenter, it was released on Netflix in July, and its popularity grew so fast that it soon became one of the most-watched shows on the streaming service. In short, the announcement of a second season doesn’t really come as a surprise.
Netflix officially revealed the news by releasing a short teaser. The video, modeled after the series’ intro and featuring the same sweet synth soundtrack, flashes nine titles on the screen. These titles seem to be the names of episodes in the second season, which means that season 2 will have nine episodes, as opposed to season one, which had eight.
The teaser also states: “In the fall of 1984…the adventure continues”. This indicates that the second season will take place one year after the first, which was set in 1983.
While the cast hasn’t been confirmed yet, the Duffer brothers will be returning as writers and executive producers, according to Variety.
Season one of Stranger Things is available to stream on Netflix. Season 2 will be released sometime in 2017.