Expect Season 2 of ‘Stranger Things’ To Be a Sequel
Officially, Netflix has yet to make an announcement on the future of its extremely popular show, Stranger Things. Let’s be real, though, it’s only a matter of time. Since its release just over a week ago, on July 15th, the show has become a critical and audience favorite. The perfect blend of nostalgic Amblin films, Stephen King homages, an engrossing mystery, and deeply lovable characters makes the 8-episode run one of the best series this year. It’s the type of world we want to revisit, and lucky for us, we’re not the only ones who think so. Show writer/directors Matt and Ross Duffer have already begun laying out their plans for future seasons, and according to various producers and actors tied to the show a second season is a forgone conclusion.
Warning: do not read further if you have yet to finish (or start) the inaugural season as spoilers lie below. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? All episodes are currently available on Netflix. Go on, I’ll wait here.
Ready? Good. Late last week, season two rumblings began when actor Matthew Modine confirmed to French movie news site Premiere that this series was conceived as a multi-season story, and the show would definitely be back. Something that surely was included in the pitch to Netflix. Considering how little we know about the Upside Down, and the numerous questions we’re left with at the end of the season, there’s a lot left to be explored.
Matt Duffer told Variety about the Upside Down:
That’s some extensive world building, and it would be a waste to see none of that in the future. Both the Duffer brothers and producer Shawn Levy wanted to wrap up the main mystery, while leaving dangling questions for the viewer to grab onto for future seasons. Namely, what’s going on with Will after having spent so long in the Upside Down? Is Eleven alive, and if so, where is she? To that, Shawn Levy told /Film:
This means that we should expect not just one additional season, but potentially many more to come. As fantastic as season one has been, it’s clear that the producers and the Duffer brothers have invested a lot of intricate planning around small-town Hawkins, Indiana and the mysterious Upside Down, and that future seasons will see a continuation of the fantastic case of characters that we’ve grown quite attached. Which is great, because I really need to know why Will is coughing up slugs and what does Jim Hopper know about Eleven’s whereabouts? What else is lurking in the Upside Down? It’s reassuring to know that the Duffer brothers have treated the series as one multi-part film, and consider future seasons as more of a direct sequel. Now we just need Netflix to make a formal announcement. Come on Netflix, we know it’s coming.
What did you think of Stranger Things? Are you looking forward to more?