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Netflix had a pretty good thing going this summer with Stranger Things, its new drama that paid homage to the horror and science fiction films of the 1980s. The Winona Ryder starrer made a splash on the subscription streaming service, and Stranger Things was widely expected to be renewed by the network. However, for several weeks, Netflix was strangely mum about the whole thing. That is, until today, when we can officially confirm that Stranger Things has been renewed for Season 2.
The subscription streaming service made the announcement today via a video that seems to give us some hints about what to expect during Season 2. If you don't have the opportunity to give it a watch right now, the teaser mostly involves some cryptic clues in the form of words flashing on the screen. Those words include "The Boy Who Came Back To Life," "MadMax," "The Pumpkin Patch," "The Palace," "The Pollywog" and many more. The creative team later confirmed these will be the episode titles. If you do have the opportunity, do give the first teaser for Stranger Things 2 a watch, below.
An announcement from Netflix states we will be getting new episodes of Stranger Things in 2017. Netflix often releases shows around the same time of year each TV season, so there's a good chance we'll be getting the episodes next summer, especially since we know Matt and Ross Duffer were just conceptualizing the concept for Season 2 a few weeks ago. Season 2 will be comprised of nine episodes, which is great news for fans who are looking for more content, since the first season only got eight episodes. Because Matt and Ross Duffer were pitching the second season, this almost seems like a given, but the popular creators will definitely be back for Season 2.
So far, we know that Season 2 is going to tie into the threads left over from Season 1. While a lot of the story of the lost boy was wrapped up during the first season, there are plans to pick up where the story left off. Toward the end of the teaser, the cryptic text mentions "In the fall of 1984, the adventure continues." Stranger Things Season 1 picked up in November of 1983, so the new series looks to be set about one year later, presumably similar to its actual Netflix release.
We'll let you know as soon as Stranger Things 2 gets an official premiere date, although Netflix usually announces premiere dates just a short time in advance. In the meantime, feel free to check out our Netflix TV premiere schedule to find out what is coming to the subscription streaming service very soon.