What better way to kick off December than with the exciting–and obvious–news that Stranger Things isn’t coming to an end anytime soon? Netflix has renewed the thriller series on the heels of Stranger Things 2’s debut just before Halloween, when it was watched by a third of the the streamer’s US subscribers.
The streaming service made the announcement on Twitter with a poll, asking fans if it should continue with another year. Minutes later, Netflix followed with a new tweet, writing, “FOR THE LOVE OF STEVE, DUH! So hold tight baby darts–season 3 is officially happening.”
FOR THE LOVE OF STEVE, DUH! So hold tight baby darts — season 3 is officially happening.
— Netflix US (@netflix) December 1, 2017
Given how Season 2 ended, with the revelation that not only did the Shadow Monster survive, but was growing stronger, it should be a no-brainer that the series would continue. The Duffer brothers, who created Stranger Things, have been very clear about their having a story in mind for the next two seasons, ET Online reports.
That said, should the popularity of Stranger Things continue to skyrocket–and those involved continue to be interested–it’s possible the series could run beyond four seasons. Whether that would be a good idea remains to be seen. There’s a long list of great shows that fans loved until the quality–and popularity–started to decline. It’s best for a show to not wear out its welcome by staying past its expiration date.
Then again, The CW’s Supernatural is currently on its 13th season and shows no signs of slowing down. Anything is possible. There is no announced return date for Stranger Things. However, with a little over a year between the first two seasons, there’s a chance fans could see the next season before the end of 2018.