“Stranger Things” Season 2 is officially in the works! Netflix has renewed the hit series for another season, which doesn’t come as a surprise as “Stranger Things” has become one of the most buzzed-about shows of summer 2016.
On the heels of the series’ renewal, Netflix has confirmed that “Stranger Things” Season 2 will have 9 episodes in total, one more than Season 1’s 8 episodes, ScreenRant reported. The video-streaming giant also unveiled the list of titles of the upcoming episodes of “Stranger Things” Season 2: “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.”
Netflix has yet to confirm whether or not “Stranger Things” will get more than one additional season.
Prior to the renewal announcement, “Stranger Things” co-directors and co-writers Matt and Ross Duffer talked about their vision for the second season during an interview with IGN.
According to the brothers, they want Season 2 to be a “sequel,” but the characters will have a new goal in the second season since Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) has already been found. “ There are lingering questions, but the idea with Season 2 is there's a new tension and the goal is can the characters resolve that tension by the end. So it's going to be its own sort of complete little movie, very much in the way that Season 1 is,” Ross told the outlet during a phone interview.
They also talked about the love triangle between Jonathan (Charlie Heaton), Steve (Joe Keery) and Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and hinted that the dynamics between the three could change next season. Despite her deepening connection with Jonathan, Nancy ultimately ended up with Steve in the Season 1 finale because he was so “likable” and the co-creators wanted him to “make that hero turn at the end.” However, this doesn’t mean Jonathan has lost all his chances to win Nancy over.
“Jonathan is a complicated guy. He's not the smoothest when it comes to dealing with girls. He's never had - in my eyes anyway - he's never had a girlfriend. So he doesn't really know what the hell he's doing. Whereas Steve knows what he's doing. I feel it's very realistic. Some of it is just me still angry about high school, in a very immature way. I never got a girl in high school. It didn't happen. If Jonathan ends up getting Nancy that's like a fantasy to me - it doesn't feel very realistic. But maybe we can build to it,” Matt explained.
The Duffer brothers also said that even if “Stranger Things” does get more than two seasons, they don’t want to stretch the plot to “six or seven” seasons since they have a clear vision of how the story will end.
“We're still figuring it out to be honest - how much time we need. I don't imagine it being a long, long series. It's impossible for me to imagine a six or seven season series. I feel like we have a story we want to tell. We have an ending that we want to get to and I guess the question is just how long to we need to get there. At a certain point though the story is going to become unbelievable,” said Matt.
“Stranger Things” Season 2 will premiere on Netflix in the summer of 2017.