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Netflix Announces 2nd Season Of 'Stranger Things' Coming In 2017

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Stranger Things—a show about making you feel nostalgic via '80s songs, Spielberg tropes, and the presence of Winona Ryder—has been a huge hit for Netflix, for the previously stated reasons. So it's no surprise they are planning a second season, which they've just announced.

The video announcement features a dramatic 1980s video game slow jam, and these words: "Madmax. The boy who came back to life. The pumpkin patch. The palace. The storm. The pollywog. The secret cabin. The brain. And the lost brother. In the Fall of 1984 the adventure continues." What, no upside-down?

The adventure continues. Stranger Things 2 is coming 2017. pic.twitter.com/3H4WR3DGEj

— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) August 31, 2016

According to Variety, this next season will contain 9 episodes (over the first season's 8), and the outlet was told that the second season has been in the works for a while.

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The Duffer brothers said at the TCAs earlier this year that "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.”

Presumably the cast will be the same, however, there's always room for one more:

UPDATE: According to Gizmodo, there will be a couple of new characters. And according to Police Chief Jim Hopper, one of the new characters will be played by Patton Oswalt: