There’s still a ways to go before Stranger Things debuts its second season, yet fans can’t theorize enough about what’s ahead.
Apparently, neither can the creators of the show, Matt and Ross Duffer.
According to E! Online, the Duffer brothers recently opened up about Season 2 of Stranger Things and admitted that they are well familiar with all the fan theories.
“Some of the fan theories online are amazing,” Matt told The Hollywood Reporter. “I’ve read a few that are right or very close. Is it Reddit? Some of those people have figured stuff out based off of the chapter titles.”
Ross chimed in: “Some of the theories are elaborate and smart. They’re not crap. I love reading this stuff.”
The mention of chapter titles is a reference to the names of the episodes in Season 2.
When Netflix renewed the show for another year, the creators released the names of some of the coming episodes, including “The Secret Cabin,” “The Boy Who Came Back To Life,” and “The Lost Brother.”
Releasing the chapter titles was originally the Duffer’s idea, though they weren’t thrilled when Netflix proposed that they revisit some of the events from Season 1 in the teaser.
“Netflix had another teaser, but it was about going back to stuff that had happened already. I thought it wasn’t exciting enough, and we wanted to provide some hint of where we were going in season two without giving anything away,” Matt explained. “I do think some of the titles will change. There were titles we didn’t want to put on there because we felt like it would give too much away. The whole season was already broken when we did this.”
Season 1 of Stranger Things focused on finding Will and the next season will center on exploring the Upside Down.
“Season one does almost feel like a big movie that comes to a sort of ending. A lot of that was based on the character of Will and the repercussions of him being in this upside down world for a week. Exploring that would be the second season,” Matt revealed. “Once we got into the room for season two, we started expanding our mythology. We never got boxed in, because we’re dealing with an alternate dimension. It feels like the possibilities are limitless.”
The new season will consist of nine episodes and fans can expect things to build slower than the first.
But will the creators include some of the fan theories this time around?
iTech Post reports that Millie Bobby Brown was asked about the theories related to her character, Eleven, and revealed that the new season is going to be great.
“I’m not sure if I’m going to be in it but it’s fantastic, has great writers and directors… it will be good,” she stated.
Brown did not reveal which fan theories were on the money and which ones were completely false, so fans are just going to have to wait and see what unfolds.
For now, those no telling what the Duffer brothers have in store for Season 2.
Although fans had to wait a while before Netflix requested another season, Matt revealed that the network had secretly renewed the show before Season 1 went live.
Not only did this build up momentum for Season 2, but it also allowed Matt and Ross to write another story this entire time.
“Netflix has its mysterious ways, but it actually ended up working because it had built up to this fever pitch,” Matt shared. “I guess that’s what they were intending to do all the time.”
Season 2 of Stranger Things is expected to return to Netflix in 2017, check out some of the fan theories below.
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