‘Stranger Things’ Gets a Second Season, but Not Without Some Changes

There is no fear like the limbo we exist in before a good tv show gets renewed. So if you’re a Stranger Things fan (who isn’t?), let’s join together in our collective exhale. Stranger Things is coming back, but a few changes are known for certain.

Entertainment Weekly sat down with the Duffer Brothers and scooped the skinny. While the Duffers previously toyed with the idea of taking a page out of Ryan Murphy’s book, Ross has since changed his mind:

I don’t think we ever thought anthology. 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 [in the 1980s], there’s still things that are unresolved.

To prevent the series from getting stale and to cope with the potential loss of Eleven, the creators are looking to bring on a new cast of characters. To accommodate the growing scope of Stranger Things, one must venture outside of just Hawkins, Indiana to find some strange(r) things than last season. Ross adds:

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?

Every question is still left unanswered. Because Stranger Things season 1 was essentially a giant exposition to a much larger storyline, Season 2 is going to have to be longer. So at least for now, one extra episode has been added. Hold onto your hats. Man your household’s portal.

Netflix released a teaser with the titles of the upcoming episodes. Check it out.

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