Start preparing for a return trip to Hawkins and the Upside Down. Confirming what many viewers were hoping for, Netflix has renewed Stranger Things for a second season that will premiere next year.

Multiple sources, including EW, report the news of Stranger Things' season 2 renewal. Speaking with EW, co-writers/directors The Duffer Brothers teased some details about season 2, including that the second season will take place in 1984, one year after the events of the first season.

Featuring a tone influenced by James Cameron's big approach to sequels (Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day), The Duffer Brothers tell EW that the second season will bring back most of the characters from season 1, will cross town lines, explore more of the Upside Down, incorporate at least four new characters (one of whom is called "The Lost Brother"), and consist of nine episodes compared to the first season's eight installments.

Although an exact premiere date has yet to be announced, the second season of Stranger Things is expected to debut in 2017 and is teased in the new video below. We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details, but in the meantime, what do you want to see in Stranger Things Season 2?

Season 1 synopsis: “A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80’s, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.

Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines, Hidden) serve as writer, directors and co-showrunners of the series, and are executive producers along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps entertainment banner (The Spectacular Now, Night At The Museum, Real Steel, Date Night). Shawn Levy also serves as director. Stranger Things is a Netflix original series.”

Source: EW
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