In completely unsurprising news, Netflix has renewed Stranger Things for a second season, releasing us from our very own Upside Down purgatory. The announcement was made in a video that imitates the series’ wonderful opening credits. As those red lines move across the screen, mysterious titles flash. Some are easy to interpret. “The Boy Who Came Back To Life,” for instance, is the headline on a newspaper story about Will Byers’ return in the finale. Others not so much. What the hell is “The Pollywog?” As the teaser comes to a close it reads: “The adventure continues in the fall of 1984…”
According to Netflix, the Duffer brothers will have one more episode in which to play than they did the first go-around as a total of nine will drop in 2017. Meanwhile, the Duffers revealed a bit about what’s in store in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. They noted that there will be four new characters, joining stalwarts like Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) and Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard). However, they’re remaining vague about whether Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) will be involved. (Here’s a guess: She will.) Matt Duffer also had this intriguing tidbit to share: “I will say the opening scene [of the premiere] does not take place in Hawkins.” Let the wild speculation begin.