Stranger Things became a cultural phenomenon soon after the release of its first season and the hit Netflix series has shown no signs of slowing down since. The second season is rapidly approaching, with a teaser trailer in tow. With its wealth of young stars and fresh new characters coming in season 2, Stranger Things appears poised to carry its season 1 success over into its second run - and potentially even further.
Season 2 of Stranger Things is sure to be one of the most anticipated series of 2017. That doesn’t mean that creators Matt and Ross Duffer expect the show to end after season 2, but the brothers don’t exactly want it to last forever, either. A new interview suggests that the duo has an idea in mind for exactly how long they want Stranger Things to go.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the Duffer brothers said that they envision Stranger Things to last four or five seasons “right now,” but acknowledge that things can change in a hurry - whether it means more seasons or less. “Everything changes as we move forward so we’ll see,” says Ross Duffer.
Matt Duffer added that Stranger Things may surprise fans by ending at a time when it’s still going strong - rather than fizzling out in its final seasons, which is a problem that has plagued the end of many successful shows. The Duffer brothers want to avoid a letdown of an ending and give fans a consistently strong run from start to finish:
“I want it to have a really finite ending. I don’t want it to be one of those shows that runs out of gas and they lose it because they’re losing interest. You wanna end when you’re on top.”
Ross Duffer also said that season 2 of Stranger Things, which David Harbour described as "thrilling," is meant to feel like “one long movie” with a satisfying payoff at the end. He is hoping that viewers who watch season 2 will “feel fully satisfied and want more” but also feel that the season “has come to a conclusion.” The Duffer Brothers’ plans for the show to go well beyond season 2 is also evident in the fact that Ross said the new season “laid the ground work” for future seasons. In any event, the brothers’ comments ought to get Stranger Things fans excited.
Season 2 of Stranger Things is likely to continue the show’s immense popularity since it exploded after season 1, but it also has some huge expectations to meet. It appears that the Duffers brothers’ ambition has grown with the show’s fame, as they are already planning for season 3 and beyond. Hopefully, they aren’t getting too ahead of themselves - and it remains to be seen how they react if the show grows even more popular. But there’s little reason to doubt that season 2 will reaffirm Stranger Things’ status as one of the most engaging shows on TV.
Stranger Things season 2 premieres Oct. 31st on Netflix.
Source: Entertainment Weekly