Season two of Stranger Things will be “bigger and badder and darker” than the first, the show’s executive producer has promised.
Netflix finally confirmed that it has renewed Stranger Things for a second season earlier this week. Season two will feature nine episodes – one more than the first – with co-creators Matt and Ross Duffy returning alongside executive producer Dan Cohen.
“We’ll be doing more than just a rehash of season one,” Cohen has now told Yahoo!. “We’re coming back with a few new characters, expanding storylines and mythologies, so it’ll feel like the stakes are raised and more is going on and really delivering on the promise and pushing for more.”
Cohen continued: “We want a sequel that feels like it’s bigger and badder and darker, while answering more of the questions and getting deeper into what’s going on. [The Duffer Brothers] want it to be that great sequel that is satisfying and yet expands the world.”
Season two will launch on Netflix at a date in 2017 which has yet to be announced. Watch Netflix’s cryptic teaser for season two below:
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) August 31, 2016
The Duffer Brothers have already revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that season two will introduce four new characters and “venture a little bit outside of Hawkins” as well as exploring more of The Upside Down.
“We obviously have this gate to another dimension, which is still very much open in the town of Hawkins. And a lot of questions there in terms of, if the Monster is dead, was it a singular monster? What else could be out there?” Matt Duffer explained.
“We really don’t go in there much until they go in to find Will at the end. So we’ve opened up this doorway, and to us it’s exciting to talk about, like, what else is behind there? There’s a lot more mystery there to be solved.”