In a not so strange turn of events, Netflix has officially confirmed the summer breakout horror series Stranger Things will return for a second season in 2017.
The Duffer Brothers will return as writers and executive producers for Season 2, which will consist of nine episodes, one more than the first season.
Set in the ’80s, Stranger Things centers on the disappearance of a young boy (Noah Schnapp) and a telekinetic girl (Millie Bobby Brown) who helps his friends search for him. Meanwhile, the boy’s mom (Winona Ryder), older brother (Charlie Heaton), and the town’s police chief (David Harbour) investigate on their own.
The Duffer Brothers told Entertainment Weekly that most of the characters from Season 1 will return, while four new characters will debut in Season 2. “There’s going to be a lot of new and interesting dynamics that we didn’t see in Season 1,” said Matt Duffer.
He also revealed the show will “venture a little bit outside of Hawkins,” but not too far from the Upside Down. “There’s a lot we don’t know about the Upside Down at the end of Season 1,” Duffer said. “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?”