"Stranger Things" could have a pre-determined end time.
Stranger Things was the unexpected hit of Netflix's recent crop of original content. An ultimately rousing tale about the experiences of one's youth will be debuting its second season on the streaming service's platform as of October 27th, and to help ramp up the hype, the sibling creators behind the show spoke at length to Vulture about a wide variety of topics. Surprisingly, the show's future came up in the conversation and, perhaps even more surprisingly, the Duffer Brothers let on that they're already thinking about the end of the acclaimed series.
"We're thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out," Ross Duffer told Vulture. Whether or not that will really affect the script going forward, the brothers can't say for sure. "We just have to keep adjusting the story," says Matt Duffer. "Though I don’t know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year." Season 2 will supposedly be taking place about a year after the events of the previous run of episodes and will look to have the same pace and generate the same kind of atmosphere as previous episodes.
As for addressing their own creative futures, the Duffers were also non-committal. "We’ve realized w'’re really bad at multitasking," said Matt. "We've been talking to people like Joe Russo [of the Russo brothers], who’s, like, taking over the world while also making the biggest movie of all time [Avengers: Infinity War]," added Ross. "It made me feel really bad about myself," Matt continued. "And then the fans online are like, 'What's taking so long!'" explained Ross. "But there’s a handcrafted quality to Stranger Things. We're a little controlling."
Controlling can sometimes be a good thing in this case, because it means the full realization of one's creative vision or, in this case, the combined vision of two brothers who have taken Hollywood by storm. Plot details about the follow-up season to Stranger Things are being kept under wraps, but fans everywhere will surely be excited at the prospect that the Duffers took some extra time to hone and perfect some of the ingredients that audiences will see on the screen.