Last month, Netflix released their latest original TV series, Stranger Things, a love letter to 1980s genre cinema that fans can't stop talking about. Netflix still hasn't officially renewed the series yet, but series creators The Duffer Brothers have already teased their plans for Season 2. While we wait for the streaming service to make an official announcement, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings essentially confirmed the renewal for this Netflix series.
The Guardian spoke with Reed Hastings, who wouldn't confirm that the deal is finalized for Season 2, but he did state, "We would be dumb not to." Netflix doesn't release any viewing data for its shows, but Reed Hastings did mention the high ratings from users on IMDB. Here's what he had to say about the Netflix model and how it's so much different than a traditional network.
"Because we don't have advertising we are under a whole different model to not compare all the shows and rank other shows, because it kind of doesn't matter what everybody loves the most it, matters what you or I love most. You can get approximations ... if you look on IMDB the most popular TV show right now it's Stranger Things, so that's a reasonable proxy. It's not that there's no data, just that we don't give out our data."
The show was created by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer, who cut their teeth through a number of short films and by serving as executive producers on Fox's Wayward Pines last season. In a recent interview, Matt Duffer revealed that they didn't necessarily want to answer every question at the end of Season 1, but they also didn't want to resolve the main story. They also revealed that the second season, if it's ordered, would be quite similar to the first season, with eight episodes spanning between 45 and 55 minutes long, but we don't know for sure if Winona Ryder and the rest of the cast will return.
Last week, The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg revealed that he wants to create a crossover between Stranger Things and The Goldbergs, which is also set in the 1980s. Shawn Levy, who executive produces Stranger Things, responded on Twitter that he would try to make it happen, but we don't know for sure if he was joking or not. Stay tuned for more on Stranger Things Season 2.