Netflix have finally confirmed that Stranger Things will be returning for a second season in 2017.
The Duffer brothers’ original series has proved to be a summer hit, with millions binge-watching their way through the first season.
Starring Winona Ryder and David Harbour, the first series followed the struggles of a small-town community after a local boy went missing under mysterious circumstances. Featuring a charming cast of young newcomers as well as countless homages to classics of the 1980s, fans have been desperate for news of a renewal ever since the series launched last month.
To announce the series’ return, Netflix have released a new version of the show’s famous title sequence, featuring what appears to be the teasingly ambiguous titles of nine new episodes. Additional text reads: “In the fall of 1984, the adventure continues.”
Speaking of the renewal, Matt Duffer told Entertainment Weekly that they were “really excited about continuing the story.”
“There’s a comfort factor in that we know people love and have responded to this world and these characters,” he continued. “As much as possible, we’re trying to approach it the same as season one, which is to write stuff that we’re excited about and we think is cool. The hope is that it translates to the fans and that people fall in love with it again.”
The directors also revealed that four new characters will make their debut in the second season, alongside the majority of returning characters.
The second season of Stranger Things will arrive on Netflix next year. The first season is available to watch in full now. Watch the trailer below: