It’s difficult to say which original series from Netflix has been the streaming service’s biggest hit; seeing as Netflix doesn’t release numbers, it’s up to us to decide based on social media popularity. Marvel TV shows like Luke Cage and Jessica Jones have been massive successes for the site, as have shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. Still, last year’s Stranger Things may have them all beat. With its mix of horror, suspense, and plenty of nods to ’80s films and TV, Stranger Things immediately exploded on social media and had everyone talking about the series for weeks.

Anticipation for Stranger Things season 2 continues to build as fans keep learning more and more about the season as the weeks go by and we get closer to its premiere. We know the show will feature some new characters, and its stars and producers have teased both more thrills and a darker story. We are likely to learn a lot more when an ad for season 2 airs this weekend during Super Bowl L1; a teaser for which was just released today. The Super Bowl trailer may include the premiere date for Stranger Things season 2 as well… assuming that we haven’t already figured it out, via a new social media clue.

Thanks to a cryptic tweet released by the official Stranger Things Twitter page (see below), it now appears we can expect season 2 of the series to premiere September 8th of this year.

Given how unrelated to the show the image is, it’s pretty clear it’s part of the viral marketing of the series. Therefore, it’s safe to assume somewhere in the image there’s a clue hidden about Stranger Things and its upcoming season. If you subtract the lows and highs for Friday and Saturday, you get ‘-9’ and ‘-8′ respectively. With the two ’11s’ cancelling each other out (either a reference to Eleven or the Upside Down), all that’s left is the barometric pressure. The subtraction of those numbers gives you 17, making ‘9-8-17’ the likely premiere date of the show.

Though it may seem like a stretch, that’s usually how these sorts of social media clues and “puzzles” work. There’s also no other reason for such a cryptic tweet to be dropped just a few days before the big Super Bowl spot for Stranger Things season 2 is slated to arrive. While this could just be misdirection, it seems to add up (pun somewhat intended). We’ll likely know for certain by Sunday night, so stay tuned as we cover all the ads running during this year’s Super Bowl.

NEXT: Stranger Things Season 2 Episode Titles Analyzed

Stranger Things season 2 will premiere on Netflix sometime later this year.

Source: Stranger Things Twitter Account

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