Netflix has agreed to renew their hit show Stranger Things for its second season. Stranger Things season 2 has been set early to debut in 2017 and will have nine episodes in its lineup, while the show’s first season only consisted of eight episodes.
The news is hardly a surprise since fans have relentlessly commented on the show’s horror genre and popularity all over the web since it’s summer premiere on Netflix. The Netflix executives have already stated to the press that they have been working on Stranger Things new season for a long while, although it is unknown when the show’s crew will be filming season 2.
Stranger Things has given Winona Ryder her first major TV role in her career. Ryder starred with Matthew Modine, David Harbor, Finn Wolfhard, Natalia Dyer, and Cara Buono in the show’s first season. Netflix has yet to release any information on which of the previous cast members will be back for the show’s second season.
With an 80’s nostalgic thriller theme, Stranger Things is about the disappearance of a young boy and how a telekinetic girl helps his friends with the search. Meanwhile, the missing boy’s older brother who is also the police chief starts an investigation of his own.
The creators of the show, Matt and Ross Duffer, have previously spoken at the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour a few weeks ago, that they hope they could get the opportunity to tell more of their supernatural thriller story. Matt Duffer commented that if Netflix renewed their show they would love to make the episodes blend together like a big long featured movie. Ross Duffer also commented that he wants to add more mythology in the new season since there is a lot of storylines dangling during the season one finale.
Now that Netflix has officially renewed Stranger Things for their second season, Both of the Duffer brothers hope they are going to satisfy their new fans. They also hope that the show’s new season will continue to push their fans expectations with their dark and mystical tone.