Stranger Things Season 2 Would Explore 'Bigger Mythology'

The end of Stranger Things was only the beginning.

At the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Wednesday, Matt and Ross Duffer (aka the Duffer Brothers) — the creators behind Netflix’s eight-episode nostalgia trip — told reporters that a potential second season would delve into “bigger mythology” behind Will’s disappearance. “There are definitely a lot of cliffhanger-y threads at the end [of the Season 1 finale],” explained Matt. “It’s open-ended in a way that if people wanted it, and Netflix wanted it, we could explore it and continue the storyline.”

Ross, meanwhile, insisted that there is a grand plan for the series, one that includes a satisfying resolution to all of the key questions raised in Season 1. “We have answers,” he assured.

So… where does Season 2 stand? Prior to the Stranger Things panel, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos hedged when asked about the series’ future. “We’re letting the show breathe,” he said. “We always want to take some time [and] be thoughtful about the process.”

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8 Comments
  1. Steven says:

    They better renew it!

  2. Eric says:

    I hope against hope that they renew it, though there is something to giving it time; more pre-production generally leads to a better finished product. But they can’t “let it breathe” too much, and risk the child actors aging out of their roles.

  3. irishrose4583 says:

    I thought it already was announced to have a second season…..

  4. I was hoping more for an anthology series with different storylines, places and sets of characters. We don’t need to be spoon fed with “answers.”

  5. Children grow fast so Netflix better decide soon unless there will be a time jump.

  6. militantgod says:

    Of course they’re renewing it, it was a hit. Basically everyone loves it. The question is, are they going to add more episodes per season, which in essence, could make it worse?

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      The producers have said that Netflix let them make however few episodes they desire; 8 was the number they liked.

  7. sarah t says:

    I actually prefer the 8 episode setup and I wouldn’t mind an entirely different cast (with maybe one or two that were “aged”) during a different setting (maybe the early 90’s). It would be nice to tie in something new with the original. I agree, I don’t need to be spoon-fed answers and sometimes over explanation kills a good thing. I really enjoyed this series though. Very well done and very satisfying in a way that left you wanting more (that’s typically a good thing when it comes to TV).