Global SVOD service Netflix has renewed the highly buzzed about Spielberg-inspired horror series Stranger Things for a second season. The show is expected to return in 2017, with a nine episode season – one episode longer than the first season.
Series creators The Duffer Brothers, alongside producer Shawn Levy, are expected to return.
While an official media release is yet to be issued by the streaming service, Netflix published a promo for the second season to its US & Canada YouTube channel.
A renewal for the series was a formality, with the show a surprise hit. The series has generated considerable attention online through social media with secondary characters like Barb and Steve the focal point of memes and thought pieces since the shows launch.
In the teaser it is suggested that the second season will take place one year later, in 1984.
Analytics company Parrot report that in the week August 21 – 27, 2016, Stranger Things has continued to increase its viewership, retaining its position as the most demanded digital series currently being streamed five weeks after its debut. For a point of comparison, Netflix series The Get Down is reported to have had a 40% drop in interest since its launch on 12 August.