The word is out.
It’s time to rejoice, ‘Stranger Things’ fans! The breakout hit show is returning for a second season – set to premiere sometime in 2017 – on Netflix.
The streaming service announced the news in a short and cryptic trailer, which has been posted to its various social media channels. Season 2 of ‘Stranger Things’ will reportedly have 9 episodes, and will be set in 1984, exactly a year after the last season.
The Duffer brothers – who created the buzziest series of the summer – will return to write the new season. The first installment starred Winona Ryder in her first major TV role, as well as Noah Schnapp, Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Matthew Modine and Joe Kerry.
And even though no casting has been confirmed for season 2, the Duffer brothers did say that there will be four new characters. Moreover, some scenes will not be set in Hawkins, Indiana.
One of the showrunners, Ross Duffer, explains: “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 [in the 1980s], there’s still things that are unresolved.”
When asked about Eleven, Duffer says: “We don’t know about Eleven. We leave that up in the air.”