Rejoice, Stranger Things fans. Season 2 is happening, and it’s coming in 2017.
Netflix confirmed the news across its various social media channels, blasting out a short, exceedingly cryptic teaser. It looks like the series’ familiar intro sequence, but something else is going on here.
Instead of highlighting the names of the show’s stars, snippets of text instead seem to reference… other things. Plot points? References to the 1980s setting? References to Season 1? Something else entirely?
The teaser ends, fittingly, with the normal Stranger Things logo being replaced with the words: Season Two.
Watch it here:
Let’s recap the teaser text, just to get it all down in list form…
The Boy Who Came Back to Life
The Pumpkin Patch
The Secret Cabin
The Lost Brother
The final text that appears before “Season Two” — “In the fall of 1984… the adventure continues” — establishes the next season’s setting. But what about the rest?
You know what those nine lines of text read like? Episode titles. It seems impossibly early for the Duffer Brothers, the series creators, to have such a specific thing done. And yet, it’s one of the more likely possibilities.
In fact, Entertainment Weekly has already confirmed that Season 2 will run for nine episodes. So there’s your answer. That EW article also shares some other details about what to expect, but we won’t spoil it for you here.