When Netflix announced that Stranger Things had been renewed for a second season at the end of August, the teaser trailer they released alongside it was quickly picked up by fans. The video contained what appeared to be episode titles for the new season, and now the show’s creators have confirmed that a couple have figured it out.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Matt and Ross Duffer admitted that Netflix had renewed their show for a second season before the first had even premiered. As such, they began writing the second season while people were watching the first and were able to try and figure out where the mythology was headed enough so that when it came to teasing it, they could have fun with it.
According to Matt, Netflix had a different teaser it wanted to use which used footage from the first season to tie things together, but he didn’t think it was exciting enough, and wanted to provide more of a challenge to fans.
“We wanted to provide some hint of where we were going in season two without giving anything away,” he said. “I do think some of the titles will change. There were titles we didn’t want to put on there because we felt like it would give too much away.”
He added that “everything in the teaser is major” and although they tried to be as ambiguous as possible, there were a couple of fan theories on Reddit that came pretty close to figuring out what the episode was about. There were a couple, he said, there were right on the nose, but when pressed about which ones those were, refused to give up any information.
One of the biggest aspects to the second season that the Duffer brothers think fans will be happy to see, however, is the added mythology. The first season was used as an introduction for the audience to get a grasp of what was occurring in the upside down world, but the second will explore why that world exists and how those repercussions affect everyone involved.
Stranger Things is set to return for its second season in 2017.