Netflix is wasting no time is gearing up for a second season to their breakout summer series, “Stranger Things”.
Bloody Disgusting learned today that Netflix has ordered “Stranger Things 2”, with writers/creators Matt and Ross Duffer returning to the “Upside Down”.
Set to debut in 2017, there will be 9 new episodes that take place in the fall of 1984 (with titles like “The Pumpkin Patch,” I think we’re in for a Halloween-themed season!)
It will be produced by 21 Laps for Netflix. Executive Producers are Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen and the Duffer Brothers.
Here’s what the Duffers had to say about returning cast members, which could include Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and even Matthew Modine. But, is it possible we won’t see Eleven?!
Passing on the anthology craze, the Duffers opted to tell a continuing story in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. “I don’t think we ever thought anthology,” says Ross Duffer to EW. “I think we talked like a larger time jump where the kids are older now and it’s a different decade. That’s something we batted around from the very beginning. But for us, there’s still more story here, there’s still things that are unresolved.” So, expect to see the return of Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Joyce (Winona Ryder), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), etc. “We don’t know about Eleven,” says Ross Duffer. “We leave that up in the air.”
The kids will also be exploring the Upside Down even more.
“We kinda just peeled back the curtain and revealed a tiny bit of the Upside Down,” says Matt. “So we definitely want to explore a little bit more. There’s a lot we don’t know about the Upside Down at the end of season 1.” Adds Ross: “We obviously have this gate to another dimension, which is still very much open in the town of Hawkins. And a lot of questions there in terms of, if the Monster is dead, was it a singular monster? What else could be out there? We really don’t go in there much until they go in to find Will at the end. So we’ve opened up this doorway, and to us it’s exciting to talk about, like, what else is behind there? There’s a lot more mystery there to be solved.”
The Duffers also reveal James Cameron as a major inspiration for “Stranger Things 2” citing Aliens and Terminator 2 as examples.
A love letter to the supernatural classics of the ’80s, “Stranger Things” is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
Watch for more info soon. For now, below is the official announcement trailer.