Looks like fans will be spending a little longer in the Upside Down, as Stranger Things creators The Duffer Brothers (Matt and Ross Duffer) confirmed a third season for Netlfix's hugely popular science fiction-horror series and discussed the show's future moving into a fourth season and beyond. In an in-depth interview with Vulture to promote Stranger Things Season 2, The Duffer Brothers confirmed that there will in fact be a Stranger Things Season 3… and are pushing for a Stranger Things Season 4, which would allow the brothers to tell a complete story without watering-down to show's quality.
"We're thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out," says Ross.
For Matt, it's about making the changes necessary to the story while still maintaining that level of trust you have with the fans "We just have to keep adjusting the story, though I don't know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year."
Ross put it much more succinctly: "They're going to have to get the fuck out of this town! It's ridiculous!"
As they were putting together plans for Stranger Things' second season, The Duffer Brothers approached it from a film perspective rather than the usual television perspective. "I told Matt, 'I don't want to call it season two," Ross explained of how they are looking at Stranger Things Season 3. "I just want it to feel like a movie sequel.' If you have a successful movie, No. 2 is always a little bit bigger."
As for The Duffer Brothers' future? Seems like there might be a sci-fi blockbuster in their future, but not any time soon as Ross states that project is "way, way off" but still in their sights.
"I think the goal right now is to focus on elevated genre with a focus on characters," says Matt. "And no more kids on bikes."
"A year after Will's return, everything seems back to normal… but a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins."
Set to debut on Netflix on October 27, the second season of Stranger Things is a production of 21 Laps Entertainment and stars stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Matthew Modine, Noah Schnapp, Joe Keery, Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery.