It’s official, Netflix’s smash hit 1980s-set supernatural series “Stranger Things” has been renewed by the streaming service for a second season to air next Summer.
The new season is also going a little longer with a nine-episode order, up from the eight for the first season. The Duffer Brothers are returning to pen and produce the series which will focus on the same characters and be set in the Fall of 1984. However, the pair are being coy about one key player who seemingly died in the finale, saying their fate is “up in the air”.
The nine episodes already have titles too – “Madmax”, “The Boy Who Came Back To Life”, “The Pumpkin Patch”, “The Palace”, “The Storm”, “The Pollywog”, “The Secret Cabin”, “The Brain” and “The Lost Brother”.
Talking with EW, the Duffers say James Cameron will be a big influence on the style this time out, especially the way he does sequels: “he makes them feel very different without losing what we loved about the original.” Events will venture outside Hawkins a little, and there’ll definitely be more of the ‘Upside Down’ explored.
They also revealed that at one point they considered a different approach for a second season: “I don’t think we ever thought anthology. I think we talked like a larger time jump where the kids are older now and it’s a different decade. That’s something we batted around from the very beginning. But for us, there’s still more story here, there’s still things that are unresolved.”
Check out the first trailer for the second season below.
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