Despite the fact that its hotly-anticipated second season hasn’t even premiered yet, the Duffer Brothers, showrunners for Netflix’s Stranger Things, have confirmed that it is coming back for a third season.
And they don’t stop there.
The Duffer Brothers have outlined how long they think the show will last, noting that it could even go beyond that.
Ross Duffer told Vulture, “I don’t want to call it season two, I just want it to feel like a movie sequel.’ If you have a successful movie, No. 2 is always a little bit bigger. We’re thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out. By then, the original band of adorable preteens will be ready for college.”
Stranger Things stars Caleb McLauglin as a part of its ensemble cast of youngsters. McLaughlin is fresh off his role of Young Ricky Bell, earlier this year in The New Edition Story.
The Duffer Brothers are also writers for the science-fiction thriller Wayward Pines, an originally-intended as an event series that got a second season. After it was announced that the show wasn’t returning after the ending of the second season, a few weeks ago FOX said it still may come back. The first season, starred Terrence Howard during the first few episodes of the season in a well-received role as rogue Sheriff Arnold Pope. The second season, which featured Djimon Hounsou, saw a creative decline and got mixed reviews.
The second season of Stranger Things premieres on Netflix in late October. Also check out the amazing feature on the show over at Vulture.