Netflix’s Stranger Things, the hit throwback sci-fi supernatural mystery series that landed 18 Emmy nominations this year, might already have an endgame. Creators/showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer told New York Magazine in an interview posted today that they envision four seasons for the series, which returns for its Season 2 on October 27.
“We’re thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out,” Ross Duffer told the magazine, which featured the show on its latest cover.
Netflix is not confirming, and Season 3 hasn’t even been announced. But it would be hard to question the thoughts of the Duffers, who have steered the 1980s-set series — from 21 Laps Entertainment and the Duffers’ Monkey Massacre Productions — revolving around a group of high school kids to its lofty TV status. Its 18 Emmy noms include ones for Outstanding Drama Series and supporting mentions for David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown.
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The Duffers told Deadline on Emmy nom morning that they still haven’t quite figured out what launched the series into the stratosphere. “I don’t think anyone really was expecting it. I think everyone involved with it was very passionate about it. I think that comes through, and I think the ensemble in general—and particularly, the kids—I think everybody really connected to them,” Matt Duffer said. “I think that’s really what it was. I think people fell in love with these kids.”
The Duffers also told New York that they have an idea for a sci-fi movie that would be different in tone from Stranger Things — but “that’s way, way off,” Ross said.
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