The second season of Stranger Things debuted less than 24 hours ago but, for those impatient fans, you'll be happy to know that the show's creators, the Duffer Brothers, are already working on the next season.
"We’re starting on Season 3 now, it’s always the most difficult thing just to get those to build simultaneously," the duo told Deadline. "It’s always a challenge, and so we’re still learning. I mean, we’re trying to do this eight-hour, nine-hour movie so to get that pacing just right, you know, it’s always hard."
When the first season of the series debuted, it came as a massive surprise to most viewers. As compared to other Netflix series, there wasn't very much marketing around the project until the weeks immediately before release. Additionally, other than Winona Ryder and Matthew Modine, the cast and crew were made up of virtually unknown actors and filmmakers.
Following its debut, the series took the world by storm, completely dominating the world of pop culture in ways that hadn't been done in years.
In addition to being an intriguing story full of twists, turns and charismatic characters that captured the attention of horror and sci-fi fans, Stranger Things appealed to those unfamiliar with the genre, making it a massive universal hit.
With the first season being filmed without any guarantee there would be another season, the Duffer Brothers could approach this second season after establishing the series as a hit, having already revealed they hoped the story would end after Season 4.
"We’re thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out," Ross Duffer explained to Vulture earlier this year. "Though I don’t know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year."
Another popular horror series, American Horror Story, takes a different storytelling format that allows for reinvention every year, potentially being able to run indefinitely. With Stranger Things, however, the Duffer Brothers know that's there's only so much absurdity they can make their characters fall victim to.
"They’re going to have to get the f*ck out of this town!” Duffer joked. “It’s ridiculous!”
Season 2 of Stranger Things is now streaming on Netflix.