‘Stranger Things’ Renewed at Netflix, Season 2 to Premiere in 2017

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In a not-so-strange turn of events, Netflix has renewed breakout hit “Stranger Things” for a second season, Variety has learned.

Season 2 will debut in 2017 and will consist of 9 episodes, in comparison to the first season that spanned 8 episodes.

The news comes hardly as a surprise, as the supernatural drama has become arguably the buzziest series of the summer. Insiders tell Variety that work on the second season has already been underway for quite some time.

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The Duffer Brothers will return as writers for the second season and will executive produce with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen once again. 21 Laps Entertainment produces “Stranger Things.”

“Stranger Things” stars Winona Ryder in her first major TV role. In the first season, she starred alongside David Harbour, Matthew Modine, Finn Wolfhard, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, Noah Schnapp, Millie Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Joe Chrest, Joe Keery, Rob Morgan, Ross Partridge, Shannon Purser, John Paul Reynolds, Mark Steger and Chris Sullivan. No casting has been confirmed for upcoming season.

The ’80s-set thriller follows the disappearance of a young boy and a telekinetic girl who helps his friends with their search, while the boy’s older brother and the town police chief start their own investigations.

Earlier this summer, “Stranger Things” creators Matt and Ross Duffer talked about a second season in an interview with Variety, teasing what they have up their sleeves for the next episodes of the show. (Read that full Q&A here.)

Before the renewal was announced, the Duffer brothers also spoke at the Television Critics Association press tour, telling reporters that there’s more to the story and they hope they get to tell it. “We want it to feel like a big movie,” Matt said. “But there’s a bigger mythology, and there’s a lot of dangling threads at the end. We could explore it if Netflix wanted to continue.”

Ross added, “It’s about giving enough so the audience feels satisfied.”

Well, now with Season 2 coming along, it appears the audience will be on their way to satisfaction.

Check out the video below to see what actor Joe Keery told Variety about Season 2:

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  1. Bev Long says:

    Loved this series!!! Can’t wait!

  2. Michael Frost says:

    Really enjoyed this and glad to hear it was renewed. So many of the shows I like seem to get canceled. Keep up the good work.

  3. Steve says:

    @Colleen Evans Hamson What have we seen you in again?

  4. I’m not vindictive. The series is good, but Ryder could use some acting lessons.

  5. Bill B. says:

    I don’t quite get the popularity of this thing. It was a good idea and started well, but it was all downhill from there. I sincerely hope that Ryder will not return. While she has given some fine performances in the past, she was terrible in this, but to give her some credit, talking to Xmas lights is hard to pull off.

    • Anonymous says:

      I thought her performance was adequate and she has to return or the storyline will not flow well. You can’t bring back the son without the mother. And I truly hope they bring back 11 for such a young actor she did a great job. The show was amazing and the ending was for once satisfying and not abrupt as I find with so many of these types of series.

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