TVNetflix Officially Announces Stranger Things Season 2, With Synths and Lasers
Honestly, the strangest thing here is that it took them so long.
Just over a month ago, we told you to watch a weird little Netflix show called Stranger Things. In the following weeks, a lot of people watched Stranger Things, and loved Stranger Things, and obsessed over Steve Harrington's hair, and now—even though Netflix doesn't release any official ratings—it seems like Stranger Things is a huge hit, one of the biggest Netflix has had since it got in the TV-making game.
Thus, Netflix has chosen to do what we all knew it was going to do and officially announce the coming of a second season of Stranger Things, lest we riot. On Wednesday morning, the streaming service tweeted out a cryptic teaser video. Observe:
It is, as you can see, a version of the Stranger Things credits, but with swerve.
Those synthy lasers aren't spelling the title, but the phrase SEASON TWO, and instead of credits, there's a bunch of cryptic phrases:
THE BOY WHO CAME BACK TO LIFE
THE PUMPKIN PATCH
THE SECRET CABIN
THE LOST BROTHER
Those Duffer Brothers sure are a cheeky bunch, yeah?
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer confirmed that these are in fact episode titles for Season Two, which will clock in at nine episodes long. (Just one episode more than Season One.) They're not saying much about the show at the moment, but as with most sequels, expect more: More stuff from the Upside Down, more characters, more catching up with those boys from Hawkins, Indiana, and more '80s references.
In the meantime, you can probably spend the year doing loads of Stranger Things-related stuff. Learn to play Dungeons & Dragons. Dress up as Barb for Halloween. Watch John Carpenter's The Thing. Y'know. '80s nerd shit.
Or, if you haven't seen it yet, you can continue to not watch Stranger Things season one, and then gloat about how you have a whole extra eight episodes to watch when Season Two drops. We're not sure that'll work in your favor, though