We’re still more than two months away from being able to return to Hawkins, Indiana for a second season of Stranger Things, but if comments from the show’s creators are to be believed, Netflix is already looking at creating a season 3.
“We’re thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out,” Ross Duffer told Vulture, seemingly confirming that the show will continue beyond this year’s release.
The pop culture glutton in me is disappointed that this brilliant show won’t run forever and ever, but this news of a four-season cap should actually be welcomed. Too often these days, networks string out popular shows until there’s no dead horse left to flog, and it would seem that the Duffer Brothers are plenty aware of the hazards this approach could hold for their creation.
To combat any kind of viewer fatigue, the showrunners revealed that they plan to completely evolve the Stranger Things story after this upcoming season. Matt Duffer suggested that this is likely to be the last time that the heroic Hawkins AV Club are put through the trials of the Upside Down, musing “I don’t know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year.”
Does that mean that seasons three and four will see a whole new cast of characters, or will we see them all grown up and dealing with a new threat? Either way, with the mythology that the Duffer Brothers have created so far, there’s plenty of possibilities for future creepiness.
Stranger Things Season 2 hits Netflix on October 27th.