One of the best things about an over-hyped show is that the hype still undersold how great the show was. Stranger Things was one of those shows. When it debuted back in the summer of 2016, people could not get enough of the show. Personally, it took me until the holidays of 2016 to actually watch the whole thing. So, the build up to season two is immense and a hard thing to live up to. However, it seems we will only have a pair of seasons after this one.
During an interview with Vulture, they mentioned that they already have been renewed for a third season, which bodes well for fans. However, it would seem that they have a limit as far as the series will go. That number is four.
Matt:“I don’t know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year.”
Ross: “We’re thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out. They’re going to have to get the fuck out of this town! It’s ridiculous!”
While most fans will complain about the series not lasting long, we have seen over-and-over again when great series go on too long. Lost is a great example. Netflix series’ seem to run about five seasons and many cable series usually run about five seasons. Many times, it is due to budgetary constraints because the amount of money to produce a series grows and the budgets allotted shrink.
The Duffers “wanted to push things a bit” for season two, and they don’t consider the next chunk of episodes as a follow-up season but more like a movie sequel that’s “a bit bigger.” Having a set end date is good for the creators and fans. They will be able to plan it out and, hopefully, bring it to a satisfying conclusion.