With the second season of ‘Stranger Things‘ dropping this October you might be wondering what else is in store for the future of the series and the show’s creators have you covered. This year at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 it looks like Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, and Shawn Levy all shared some details about the future of the series. There aren’t any real spoilers here but more of a road map for our trip into the world which they’ve created going forward.
In fact, their goal right now is not only to plan where they want to have the series end up but lay the groundwork for it as well to tell a solid story. As Ross Duffer puts it:
“Well we started having those real conversations after the first season came out, and I think us and Shawn, and we talked to Netflix—we sort of have a rough plan and I think the important thing for us was to really start to lay the groundwork this season for what would be the arc for the rest of the show. In terms of exact number of seasons we’re not sure, but I know that Matt and I wanna stick with it and just sort of finish it out. But again we don’t want to linger too long, we just want to tell the story that we want to tell and get out. Hopefully, people are like, ‘I want more!’ and that’s great, but that’s sort of how we want to leave it. In terms of spinoffs, I don’t think we’ve gotten that far. Because for us it’s really just about focusing on this story and just getting it done.”
While the original plan had always been for four to five seasons of the show, Ross added that “We’re gonna know more as we start really getting into breaking Season 3, which is soon” which could see a more solid number come out after pre-production of the third season begins.
Fans should be thrilled as the Duffer Brothers have had plenty of movie offers, they want to be the showrunners for the duration of this journey which they’ve started:
“There is no succession plan. There’s no like, ‘Oh the Duffers are gonna pull back.’ It’s a tiny creative team that makes this show, it’s predominantly this twinship that makes this show, and luckily for us and fans of the show, they’re being offered movies every week but they love this thing they’ve created, they know the value of it. To get to create a world of characters that the rest of the real world embraces, you’re lucky if you get that once in a career. They’re young but they’re also smart enough to know that, that it’s a gift. It’s not like we’re grooming someone that we’re gonna hand the show off to, it’s us and we’re in it, and it’s because we still love it. We’ve got a lot of story left.”
Ross says that there is no guarantee as to when the third season will air on Netflix because “We’re not quite on the yearly cycle, as you can tell. But we’re gonna do it as fast as we can without totally burning out.” It looks like the plan is to try to have it sooner than later but they aren’t going to rush into either burn out or losing on quality just to make that happen.
Matt stressed that they wouldn’t let the quality of the series suffer as:
“It’s funny that you read these comments and people are mad about the wait, and I’m like ‘I’m gonna die.’ (laughs) I can’t do any more for my own sanity. And also it’s about quality control too. I think it makes a big difference. So we’re trying, but if anything I want more time not less time. I think it’s gonna be worth it. What is it 15 months? We’ll try to stick to that.”
Fans of the first season clearly wouldn’t want to see a dip in quality and with a smaller creative team than most shows it is important to make sure that they have the time needed to make each season have that same feeling.
Are you happy to hear that it sounds as if we’ll have another 2 to 3 seasons after this October’s installment of ‘Stranger Things’? Share your thoughts below!