As expected as Will Byers having a supernaturally bad day, Netflix officially announced it’s renewing Stranger Things for a third season today.
The confirmation came via Twitter, after Netflix ran a surprisingly close (though always tongue-in-cheek) poll about appetite for another trip to Hawkins, Indiana.
Who are these monsters that want less Steve and Dustin in their lives?
TV renewals generally depend on things like cost of production and ratings returned, but Netflix’s non-traditional business model makes those decisions less obvious for onlookers.
Still, the overwhelming popularity of Stranger Things (it’s a 94 on Rotten Tomatoes, earned five Emmys for S1, and warmed even our sequel-skeptical hearts this fall) made this a matter of when and not if. Series creators the Duffer Brothers have always maintained in interviews that they had a multi-season story to tell, though this fall they’ve been vaguer than before as to whether that’s a four- or five-season story.
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