Maybe one of the most surprising hits of 2016 is Netflix’s 1980s sci-fi lovefest, “Stranger Things,” which has surprisingly not been officially renewed by Netflix yet. The lack of a season two is especially surprising after the recent announcement that “Last Chance U” was just renewed for a second season.
So what is the hold up?
Well there seem to be a few issues including the age of the cast, according to co-creator Matt Duffer. “Yeah, you have to do the Harry Potter thing,” he explained. “You have to jump a year. Because, like, Gaten [Matarazzo, who plays Dustin in the series], his voice has already dropped quite a bit, to the point where we couldn’t even do ADR [automated dialogue replacement] with him. We had to pitch it way up. It’s dropped. He’s grown. As much as I would love to have it be Christmas right after that, it’s just not feasible, so we’re going to skip a year. They’ll be a year older, and all their changes they’re going through, we’ll take that into account and kind of work that into the show.”
However, the fact that a year will likely be missed is something of an opportunity, according to co-creator Ross Duffer, “These characters have changed and the audience has to sort of fill in those gaps of what went on in that year,” he said. “To us, it’s exciting. So the fact that we have to make this jump, because of the kids, we’re trying to use that to our advantage.”
Yet there is hope…
The good news is there are many unofficial hints. One of the big hints comes from Matthew Modine, an actor on “Stranger Things,” who said, “Oh, there will be a season two”. There have also been hints from both Netflix and the show creators that lead many to think that a season two is all but a done deal.
So when will it happen?
Well no one knows when it will happen, and it would not be unusual for Netflix to keep a show under wraps until just before they are ready to release it; however, fans of “Stranger Things” should know that everyone seems interested in a season two…
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