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Stranger Things creators confirm third season, want to end the show on its fourth

Think of the second season like a movie sequel

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Stranger Things is one of Netflix’s most popular shows, making it no surprise that the streaming service would pick it up for a third season before the second even aired.

In an extensive interview with Vulture, co-creators Ross and Matt Duffer confirmed a third season was in the works, admitting they were already looking ahead to the fourth season. If the Duffer brothers have their way, that will end the series, instead of dragging it out for as long as possible — a situation many showrunners have to deal with on cable and network television.

As far as what the fourth season looks like, the Duffer brothers know they can’t keep putting the kids of Hawkins, Indiana through hell.

“They’re going to have to get the fuck out of this town,” Ross told Vulture. “It’s ridiculous!”

As the Duffer brothers prepare to head into Stranger Things’ second season, much has already been said about what fans can expect. This sophomore season will be darker and more twisted than the first. Actor David Harbour, who plays police chief Jim Hopper, has said this season may not be as appealing to fans, but it’s necessary to drive the story forward.

That’s the same mentality the Duffer brothers approach the season with. Ross told Vulture they wanted to push the show to its limits this season and see what they could get away with.

“I told Matt, ‘I don’t want to call it season two, I just want it to feel like a movie sequel,’” Ross said. “If you have a successful movie, No. 2 is always a little bit bigger.”

The second season will focus on Will Byers and his return to Earth after being stuck in the Upside Down. When he returned, there’s a chance that a portal was opened, allowing whatever was kept at bay in the past to make its way toward Earth. That means this season may see even more monsters for viewers to obsess over as everyone’s favorite group of kids try to save their town.

Stranger Things returns to Netflix on Oct. 27.

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