Netflix has confirmed that Stranger Things will return for a second season in 2017.
The streaming service posted a cryptic teaser clip for season two on Twitter this afternoon with the caption: “Message from the Upside Down: #StrangerThings 2 is coming in 2017.”
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) August 31, 2016
Though season two has only been officially announced by Netflix today (August 31), the streaming service’s CEO Reed Hastings recently said it “would be dumb not to” recommission the super-buzzy series.
Season two will feature nine episodes – one more than the first season, Netflix has confirmed, with co-creators Matt and Ross Duffy returning. The duo have recently told IGN that the second season will “draw influence from a lot of  cinema”.
“It was an awesome year for cinema, so we’re trying, hopefully, to capture a little bit of the magic of those films. Something like Temple of Doom,” Matt Duffer explained. “I actually really love Temple of Doom, I love that it gets a little darker and weirder from Raiders.”
He explained that Temple of Doom “messed up a lot of kids” but that he loves that about the film – “that it really traumatised some children.” He added, “[We’re] not saying that we want to traumatise children, just that we want to get a little darker and weirder.”
Matt Duffer also said that season two is going to feel “very different”, admitting that he’s “sure that a lot of people are going to prefer season one.”
“I think it’s going to be a little darker, and a little weirder,” he said.