The news that Stranger Things is officially getting a third season should surprise no one. Even though The Duffer brothers talked about it previously, unofficially, almost everyone knew they had to continue the show since it's one of Netflix's most streamed series.

It's been officially announced, via The Hollywood Reporter, that the third season of the sci-fi series has been renewed. There's no word on the release date but for now, we'll hold onto the fact that it's at least in the works. 

The Duffer brothers, who created and direct the show, told THR how the next season won't be able to just pick up from how season two ended (with the crew all at the Snow Ball) since the kids are growing in real life and a time jump will have to occur to show that. 

"Even if we wanted to hop into the action faster, we couldn't," Matt Duffer explained. "Our kids are aging. We can only write and produce the show so fast. They're going to be almost a year older by the time we start shooting season three. It provides certain challenges. You can't start right after season two ended. It forces you to do a time jump. But what I like is that it makes you evolve the show. It forces the show to evolve and change, because the kids are changing."