American supernatural horror web TV series Stranger Things has had avid viewers on the edge of their seats for its first season. But now it emerges that it will be even better, even darker and even weirder – if that's possible – for season 2.
The television series for Netflix – created by the Duffer Brothers and starring Winona Ryder – followed the disappearance of a young boy, Will Byers, while a telekinetic girl who helped his friends in their search. The boy's older brother, mother and town police chief start their own investigations, and it is set in the 1980s.
Matt and Ross Duffer confirmed in an interview with IGN this week that they have begun working on the show's second season, which is yet to get the go ahead from Netflix. But when it does, it's going to go down a treat with its next-level strangeness.
The brothers gave a brief glimpse of what to expect the next time around, with Matt claiming: "[Season two] is going to feel very different, and I'm sure that a lot of people are going to prefer season one, but I think a lot of people will prefer season two, because I think it's going to be a little darker, and a little weirder.
"I think we feel like we have a licence to go a little weirder in this season, so that's been a lot of fun," he added.
As it stands, the second season will be set in 1984 – a year after the events of the first run – and will take inspiration from cinema at that point in time, including Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
Matt continued: "1984 was a f**king amazing year, especially the movies that came out in the summer of 1984. It was an awesome year for cinema, so we're trying, hopefully, to capture a little bit of the magic of those films. Something like Temple of Doom.
"I actually really love Temple of Doom, I love that it gets a little darker and weirder from Raiders. It messed up a lot of kids, and I love that about that film – that it really traumatised some children. Not saying that we want to traumatise children, just that we want to get a little darker and weirder."
The Netflix show has been a huge hit with fans, with one tweeting today: Finished #StrangerThings best TV series ever. Can't wait for Season 2. :(" as another wrote: "Just watched all of #StrangerThings loved it and the actors r so amazing. Just 1 thing that bugged me was the 89 Lincoln town car in 1 shot".
So judging by the Duffers' attitude and viewers' perception, it's undoubtedly a no brainer for Netflix to sign up for a second round.
Stranger Things is available to watch on Netflix.