Matt and Ross Duffer’s reveal that if their sci-fi show returns it will be as a sequel

Netflix’s series Stranger Things has been such a success that many are already calling for a second series, and now creators Matt and Ross Duffer have revealed the follow-up would be a sequel to the story of season one if it went ahead.

Stranger Things is the American supernatural science fiction horror series set in 1980s Indiana, written and directed by The Duffer Brothers and executive produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen.

Speaking to Variety, Ross Duffer explained that there is still a lot of information from first season to share. He said: “There’s a lot there we don’t know or understand. Even with ‘The Upside Down,’ we have a 30-page document that is pretty intricate in terms of what it all means, where this monster actually came from, and why aren’t there more monsters.”

“We have all this stuff that we just didn’t have time for, or we didn’t feel like we needed to get into in season one, because of the main tension of Will. We have that whole other world that we haven’t fully explored in this season, and that was very purposeful.”

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Duffer explained that if season two of Stranger Things was to go ahead, that unexplored world from the first season would be the follow-up’s focus.

He added: “We leave these dangling threads at the end. If people respond to this show and we get to continue this story — we had those initial discussions of where we might go with it. If there was going to be a season two, we would reveal more of that 30-page document, but we’d still want to keep it from the point of view of our original characters.”

“We don’t answer all the questions by the end of the season — there are definitely some dangling threads. The hope is that it feels satisfying but that we left room and that if people respond to it we can go back into this world. But if we do get to go back, it’s not a second season as much as a sequel.”