The Duffer Brothers panicked Netflix when they announced that "Stranger Things" would probably end after Season 4. That was news to a lot of people directly affected by that intel, and they all made their feelings known to executive producer Shawn Levy.
"Hearts were heard breaking in Netflix headquarters when the Brothers made four seasons sound like an official end, and I was suddenly getting phone calls from our actors' agents," Levy told Entertainment Weekly. "The truth is we're definitely going four seasons and there's very much the possibility of a fifth. Beyond that, it becomes I think very unlikely."
Ross Duffer added that Season 2 has "a satisfying end but there's still danger out there. There's too much to deal with in one more season. If we're able to, there will be at least four, there could be more."
They don't want to stretch credibility, leaving fans wondering why the characters aren't just leaving Hawkins, Indiana. It's very possible fans will be asking that through Season 2, never mind Season 4, but it's good to know they have a plan for "at least four" seasons. Better to go in with a plan than just keep adding more seasons because someone (ahem, Netflix) is dangling money.
"Stranger Things" Season 2 starts streaming on Netflix on October 27.
Netflix has been promoting the return with fun videos like this one:
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