Stranger Things unexpectedly blew everyone away when it debuted last week on Netflix. We dug it. Critics dug it. Stephen King dug it. No wonder the horror auteur supreme enjoyed the series; it pays homage to plenty of his works, along with several other iconic genre creators. While its brief eight-episode run wrapped up things (for the most part), there’s always the question of more: will we be getting Stranger Things season 2?
Producers Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen recently chatted to /Film about the huge success of the nostalgia-rich show and whether or not they foresee another trip or two to Hawkins, Indiana, and their responses ought to please fans:
“The answer is yes and yes. We definitely are hopeful to go several more seasons. And the plan is to continue with this set of characters while introducing a few critical key new ones next season. So I’ll just say that a lot of the big mysteries get answered at the end of Season 1, but we are very much kind of unearthing new problems and questions that merit future stories and future investigation in the most enjoyable way.”
“We are in love with our cast and our characters. Things end up being resolved to some extent at the end of Season 1, but not entirely. And that’s why we’re so hopeful we get another few seasons to live with these people a little longer.”
Depending on your own personal opinion of event series will, naturally, effect how this news resonates. On the one hand, we need more shows of this calibre that are fundamentally watchable. But on the other hand, sometimes enough is enough, and stories that were originally intended to be wrapped up by season’s end should remain that way.
The trouble is that popularity, ratings and social media trending all hold sway over those decisions. Last summer’s Wayward Pines was a killer, ten-episode limited series… until it received oodles of positive reviews and solid summertime ratings. The second season is currently airing and it doesn’t come close to the quality of the first.
What do you think, though, should there be another season of Stranger Things? Sound off in the comments below.