Today, Netflix announced the breakout summer series Stranger Things has been renewed for Season 2. The show will return more as a sequel than a true season of a television show, and is being referred to simply as Stranger Things 2. The announcement came along with a teaser trailer, which you can watch below.
Stranger Things Season 2 will consist of 9 episodes, which is one more than the 8 episode first season. As you can tell from the titles of each episode, the show will continue its tradition of paying homage to 80s movies, with its storyline set firmly in 1984. The action takes place exactly one year after the events seen in Season 1.
The /stranger-things-netflix-things-you-didnt-know/episode titles revealed for Season 2 include Madmax, The Boy Who Came Back To Life, The Pumpkin Patch, The Palace, The Storm, The Pollywog, The Secret Cabin, The Brain and The Lost Brother. The most telling is the episode titled MadMax, but the rest of these titles leave things quite ambiguous. The entire cast is expected to return for these all-new episodes.
Stranger Things Season 2 will debut in 2017. Creators and writers of the show Matt and Ross Duffer will return for all episodes. These 9 new episodes will be produced by 21 Laps for Netflix. Executive Producers Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen and the Duffer Brothers will all return for the second season. While some thought Stranger Things might lend itself better to being an anthology series, Ross Duffer explains that was never the plan.
"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. We don't know about Eleven. We leave that up in the air."
In Stranger Things Season 2 we can expect to see new characters and new settings. At this time, no official premiere date has been announced. Production will begin before the end of the year on new episodes. While the first episodes were shot in obscurity, you can expect there to be more of a focus on the second season shoot. More details will be announced by Netflix soon.