Great Demogorgon's ghost! Stranger Things is officially coming back for a third season, Netflix has confirmed. It's not much of a surprise, but still, it's good to have confirmation.
Spoilers ahead for Season 2 of Stranger Things!
We last left the characters of Hawkins, Indiana, slow-dancing to the Police as the Mind Flayer presided over the Upside Down, probably formulating a Plan B for taking over our reality. This ending, while seemingly full of closure, helps set up Season 3, according to the Duffer Brothers. Indeed, the Duffers have a four-season plan in place, so no need to start weeping for the death of this series just yet. Fans will be able to return to the 1980s at least two more times.
The Stranger Things account quickly responded by cc'ing the writing staff:
With a 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and a 78 on Metacritic, Season 2 was a success in terms of reviews, merchandising, and parodies. Elements of the second season, like Steve Harrington's hairstyling tips, the controversial seventh episode, Dustin mentioning his "pearls," and Murray Bauman's "pull out" joke have all become as popular as Eggos, Christmas lights, and the "She's our friend and she's crazy" from Season 1. In addition, new characters like Sadie Sink's Madmax and Sean Astin's Bob Newby have already become fan favorites.
Season 3 was a no-brainer for the streaming service, and the hashtag of #StrangerThings3 is already trending on Twitter.
With the rip to the Upside Down now closed (thanks, Eleven!), we can only speculate what supernatural phenomenon will plague Hawkins next season.
Whatever it is, we can definitely expect more sci-fi/horror callbacks, quotable dialogue, and Dustin's purring. Speaking of, hide your cats.