US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz speaks about the Netflix show

The parallel universe from Stranger Things could be real, the US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz has surmised.

Hit Netflix show Stranger Things features a nightmarish parallel world called the Upside-Down.

Appearing on US TV’s Chelsea talk show, Moniz was asked by host Chelsea Handler if the US government operates similarly to the Department Of Energy seen in the show, which is the centre of Upside-Down research activities.

“I can tell you first of all that I’ve never see [the show], but I am aware of it,” Moniz replied.

“Secondly, I believe this fictional [Department Of Energy] laboratory was operating in the 1980s, you can draw any inference you wish from that. Third, I would note that we do work in parallel universes.”

Moniz went on to explain the science behind how parallel universes could exist before added that he “would not get carried away in terms of some of the other things that happen” in the show.

Watch in the clip beneath.

Netflix recently confirmed that it has renewed Stranger Things for a second season, expected in 2017. Season two will feature nine episodes – one more than the first – with co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer returning alongside executive producer Dan Cohen.

The creators have also issued a casting call for women willing to cut their hair.