Netflix’s hugely popular original series “Stranger Things” will be back for a second season.
However, you’ll have to wait until next year.
The show’s official Facebook page shared a teaser video that has fans freaking out in anticipation.
Littered with mysterious words and phrases like “THE PUMPKIN PATCH,” “THE STORM,” “THE POLLYWOG,” the video ends with a confirmation that season two will hit Netflix sometime in 2017.
We don’t know yet if we’ll have to wait until next summer for the new season or possible even later in the year. Let’s hope not.
Watch the teaser video below and let us know if you can decipher any of it.
About ‘Stranger Things’
Evocative of cineplex hits of the 1980s, the show copies Steven Spielberg (kids on bikes vs. the government), Stephen King (scary monsters) and David Lynch (weird mystery, weird music, weird everything). But the use of imagery from decades past in “Stranger Things” feels fun.
While so many films and TV shows have tried to capture nostalgia in a bottle, “Stranger Things” does so in an entertaining way by using the memories of your childhood to craft its story, rather than making nostalgia the story itself.
“We’re fans of so many of these filmmakers, particularly in the ’80s,” Matt Duffer, one of the creators of the show, said at the Television Critics Association press tour last month. “They’re big influences on us, and their work is kind of a part of us and part of our DNA now.”
There are enough scary moments to make you watch “Stranger Things” with the lights on, but the show also has a sweet core and a great mom. Winona Ryder is cleverly cast as a mother willing to battle beasts to find her lost son. The monsters are real, but so is the love.
“Stranger Things” may feel retro and niche, but it touches on themes that hold up, like coming of age. And just like Spielberg’s summer movies of old, what “Stranger Things” does best is capture a timelessness that feels, for some, like phoning home.