Watch the Stranger Things 2 trailer.
For the past few weeks, people have been whispering about why everyone's new favorite Netflix show, Stranger Things, hadn't been renewed.
The first installment of eight episodes starred Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, a woman who has to fight for her son Will (Noah Schnapp) after he goes missing. The sci-fi thriller also features Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, a mysterious girl who shows up and triggers the events of the show.
Season two will have nine episodes and take place in 1984.
The first season included a wide range for the cast, including: David Harbour as Jim Hopper, the police chief of Hawkins, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas, Finn Wolfhard as Mike, Natalia Dyer as Nancy, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan, Cara Buono as Karen, Matthew Modine as Dr. Brenner and Joe Kerry as Steve
Along with the renewal news, they have also released a teaser trailer:
Stranger Things comes from Matt and Ross Duffer, brothers. They talked about their ideas for a second season during the 2016 TCA Summer Press Tour, saying: "We wanted to feel like a big movie, so we wanted to solve that main tension of where Will went and what happened to him," Matt told press earlier this summer. "But then there's the bigger mythology behind what happened, so there's definitely a lot of dangling threads at the end…if people wanted it and Netflix wanted it, we could explore it and continue the storyline."
They will also be returning for the second season, and they said that this season will be a continuation and not an anthology series like has been popular lately. Most of the cast will be returning, though there are some questions about whether or not Brown will be back.
People might still wonder why there was a delay - shows like Orange is the New Black got multi-season renewals almost instantly. Ted Sarandos, the head of Netflix, said that they "always want to take some time to be thoughtful about the process."
"When we first come out of the gate with something, we usually have a pretty good idea of where it's going to go, but it's sensible for us to take a little bit of time and let the show breathe. And with so many really falling in love with season one, and people who haven't really seen episodes of season one just yet, let's focus on season one right now," he said.