It may not come as a surprise judging by its worldwide fanbase, but Stranger Things has been officially renewed for a third season by Netflix.

The streaming giant made the announcement today (1 December) after posting a poll asking if they should renew the popular series or not.

55% of the tweeting public voted yes, while a surprisingly high 45% said no. Perhaps some people are sick of all the Stranger Things office talk.

They later announced: "FOR THE LOVE OF STEVE, DUH! So hold tight baby darts — season 3 is officially happening."

Some fans were shocked by the high percentage of "nos", with one person tweeting: "45% nope? Who are these people??"

Another added: "maybe those nopes are sarcastic mine was "

A third angry fan said:" Who the f**k voted "No"? It's making me furious If you haven't even watched it, don't vote and especially not "No" I doubt that anyone who actually watched #Sense8 could ever vote "No"... Sense 8 isn't simply a series, it is ART, an epitome of LOVE, FRIENDSHIP, HUMANITY..."

When the streaming giant announced the good news, fans burst with excitement. One put: "i'm genuinely actually screaming mY LUNGS OFF".

Another tweeted: "WE NEED IT".

The American science fiction-horror web series is directed and c-executive produced by the Duffer Brothers, and stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard and Millie Bobby Brown among others.

The first season was released in July 2016 in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980s, and focused on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy amid supernatural events in the town.

The show's second offering, Stranger Things 2, is set a year after the first and deals with attempts of the characters to return to normal.

The Duffer Brothers developed the series as a mix of investigative drama mashed up with supernatural elements with childlike sensibilities, and was inspired by the works of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter and Stephen King among others.

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Stranger Things season 2 is currently streaming on Netflix Netflix