As ‘The Walking Dead’ has kicked off the second half of its seventh season one can’t help but wonder how long freshmen horror upstart ‘Stranger Things‘ will run for? According to the Duffer Brothers, you shouldn’t expect the series to run forever. In fact, it probably won’t even run for more than a few years and with the reasons that the creative duo in charge of the show give it makes sense.
During a recent interview about the series, Ross and Matt Duffer were asked just how long we might get the to see Eleven and her friends and they seem to believe it will only be four or five seasons long, max.
Why put an endcap on a great series? That is an easy answer on their part. According to Matt Duffer:
“I want it to have a really finite ending. I don’t want it to be one of those shows that runs out of gas and they lose it because they’re losing interest. You wanna end when you’re on top.”
It makes sense. The series isn’t presented as seasons but as stand-alone stories that are a season long. We’ll be getting 4-5 very long films instead of an ongoing set of seasons and if they can deliver that many solid stories without hitting burnout with plots, cast, and crew then I will consider that a win.
While I don’t look forward to the show coming to an end, I’m glad they are planning it out and not just running until the show and fans are out of steam.
Are you happy to hear that ‘Stranger Things’ will have a built in shelf life or do you want this series to go on indefinitely? Share your thoughts below!
Start stocking up on the Eggos as all nine episodes of the second season of ‘Stranger Things’ will stream on Netflix starting October 31st, 2017!
Stuart Conover is an author, blogger, and all around geek. When not busy being a father and husband he tries to spend as much time as possible immersed in comic books, science fiction, and horror! Would you like to know more? Follow him on Twitter!