LOS ANGELES — In a not-so-strange turn of events, Netflix has renewed breakout hit "Stranger Things" for a second season.
Season 2 will debut in 2017 and consist of 9 episodes — one longer than the first season, which follows the disappearance of a young boy and a telekinetic girl who helps his friends with their search.
No casting has been confirmed for upcoming season, which looks set to kick off in 1984 — the year following the supernatural events that took place in the small fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana.
The Duffer Brothers will return as writers for the second season and will executive produce with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen once again.
Before the renewal was announced, the Duffer brothers also spoke at the Television Critics Association press tour, telling reporters that there's more to the story and they hope they get to tell it. "We want it to feel like a big movie," Matt Duffer said. "But there's a bigger mythology, and there's a lot of dangling threads at the end. We could explore it if Netflix wanted to continue."
Season one followed the disappearance of a young boy and a telekinetic girl who helps his friends with their search, while the boy's older brother and the town police chief start their own investigations.