Netflix may have played coy with Stranger Thingsfirst renewal, but there wasn’t a chance in the Upside Down of missing out on Season 3. Our Duffer brother showrunners informally confirm a third season on the way, and likely one more after that.

We’ve heard before that the Duffers had in mind four to five seasons of Stephen King-ly shenanigans in Hawkins, Indiana, though a new profile from Vulture seems to inch closer to four. Netflix has not formally announced a third season either, though the two seem reasonably assured of at least two more years:

They do confirm there will be a season three and, in all likelihood, one more beyond that. ‘We’re thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out,’ says Ross. By then, the original band of adorable preteens will be ready for college. ‘We just have to keep adjusting the story,’ says Matt. ‘Though I don’t know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year.’

‘They’re going to have to get the f— out of this town!’ says Ross. ‘It’s ridiculous!’

Elsewhere of Stranger Things Season 2, we know the next chapter will move from its summer perch to an October 27 premiere. The story will pick up in the fall of 1984, while creators Matt and Ross Duffer have teased a James Cameron sequel influence in crafting the second chapter.

We’ll also learn more about the Upside Down, as teased in our exclusive concept art piece, while Sadie Sink and Power Rangers star Dacre Montgomery have been added to the cast in regular roles, along with Brett Gelman, Goonies alum Sean Astin, Aliens baddie Paul Reiser and actress Linnea Berthelsen. The full list of directors has also been revealed, including Finding Dory helmer Andrew Stanton.

We’ll learn more of Stranger Things Season 2 in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for additional details, and watch the latest trailer below.

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