Stranger Things is science fiction/horror television series created by The Duffer Brothers that debuted on Netflix on July 15, 2016. The series set in 1980s Indiana, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. It was written and directed by The Duffer Brothers (Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer) and executive produced by Shawn Levy.
Stranger Things is a show that needs to be experienced. I will not spoil it here. The series justifiably holds a 90% Tomatometer currently at Rotten Tomatoes. I highly recommend it. Its a throwback to Steven Spielberg films and great science fiction/horror movies of the late Seventies and Eighties. It acts as a greatest hits compilation of Spielberg’s produced or directed hits from that time frame like Poltergeist, Goonies, E.T. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It some parts of aforementioned films, part Stephen King thriller (think ‘It’), with all parts blending perfectly to create a tense thoughtful series. Hopefully this series will get picked up for a second season.
Netflix has not officially picked up the series for another season. In an interview with IGN, co-creator Matt Duffer hinted that there is room for more to be explored if given a second season:
“We wanted to do a couple things with this [first] season. We didn’t want to do The Killing thing. We wanted it to resolve that main thing of Will going missing in the first season. So in that sense, it is like an eight-hour movie. Now, we don’t answer all the questions by the end of the season — there are definitely some dangling threads. The hope is that it feels satisfying but that we left room and that if people respond to it we can go back into this world. But if we do get to go back, it’s not a second season as much as a sequel.”