Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said the streaming service “would be dumb not to” renew the summer hit Stranger Things for a second season last month. And on Wednesday, Netflix announced that the sci-fi series heavy on ‘80s nostalgia would see its second season in 2017.
Season 2 will consist of nine episodes, adding to Season 1’s eight. We figure it’ll give series creators Matt and Ross Duffer an extra hour to expound upon all the Demogorgon craziness set up in Season 1. The continuation also takes place in the fall of 1984, a year after Season 1’s events.
Netflix hasn’t confirmed any casting for the upcoming season yet, though we hope series standouts Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Matthew Modine, and Finn Wolfhard will be back. Harbour’s already offered one hint about Season 2, so we know he’ll return.
We also don’t know if Millie Bobby Brown will return as the telekinetic savior Eleven after she sacrificed herself to defeat the Demogorgon in the first season’s Chapter 8: The Upside Down.”
But speaking of the episodic “Chapters” of the show, a teaser announcing Season 2 has also revealed the names of the nine new episodes. Here they are:
“The Boy Who Came Back to Life”
“The Pumpkin Patch”
“The Secret Cabin”
“The Lost Brother”
A premiere date hasn’t been announced yet either, but until then, it’ll give us enough time to speculate on what the chapter titles mean, and who out of the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana may or may return.