The second season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” is still months away, but the show’s creators say they’re already thinking about the popular show’s potential end when the time comes.
Creators and executive producers Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, and Shawn Levy appeared at Comic Con on the weekend and, chatting with Collider, Ross Duffer revealed that they’re in the midst of working out what the ultimate story arc for the series will be:
“I think the important thing for us was to really start to lay the groundwork this season for what would be the arc for the rest of the show. In terms of exact number of seasons we’re not sure, but I know that Matt and I wanna stick with it and just sort of finish it out.
But again we don’t want to linger too long, we just want to tell the story that we want to tell and get out. Hopefully, people are like, ‘I want more!’ and that’s great, but that’s sort of how we want to leave it. In terms of spinoffs, I don’t think we’ve gotten that far. Because for us it’s really just about focusing on this story and just getting it done.”
The duo again said they envision the series going for around four to five seasons and they’ll know a lot more when they start planning out the third season in detail which they say will begin soon.
The two also want to remain the showrunners and principal creative force of the series for its entire run, and have been turning down major show and film offers in the process in order to do that.
“Stranger Things” will return to screens this October, with a third season likely to arrive very early in 2019 if they stick to a similar fifteen months between season schedule (which they’ve indicated they intend to).