The Duffer Brothers have confirmed that the critically acclaimed sci-fi series Stranger Things will be back for a third season – and possibly even a fourth. The writing and directing duo, Matt and Ross Duffer revealed the news to Vulture, confirming that there will definitely be a Stranger Things season three, but the show’s future beyond is still unknown. In the interview, the creators spoke about the possibility of the show ending in its fourth season.
“We’re thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out. By then, the original band of adorable preteens will be ready for college. We just have to keep adjusting the story,” says Matt. “Though I don’t know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year.”
“They’re going to have to get the fuck out of this town! It’s ridiculous!” says Ross.
Set in 1980s Hawkins Indiana, Stranger Things season one focuses on a group of Dungeons and Dragons loving childing whose lives are turned upside down by the disappearance of their friend Will. While Will’s friends, mother, and brother search for the missing child, the town is overrun by the supernatural, as a monster threatens their safety and a girl with psychokinetic abilities, and a love for Eggo Waffles, tries to save them.
Now, the creators have revealed that they want to push things even further in season two, honing in on characters.
“we wanted to push things a bit,” said Ross Duffer. “I told Matt, ‘I don’t want to call it season two, I just want it to feel like a movie sequel.’ If you have a successful movie, No. 2 is always a little bit bigger.”
“I think the goal right now is to focus on elevated genre with a focus on characters,” says Matt. “And no more kids on bikes.”
The show was recently nominated for 18 Primetime Emmy Awards, including a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series.
Stranger Things 2 is slated to premiere on Netflix October 27. Check out the trailer below: