It’s always hard to tell what Netflix is planning with its original shows. Despite most coming out of nowhere and releasing to mass success, the streaming juggernaut loves to pull the plug after three or four seasons and leave fans with nothing else. With regards to Stranger Things, another overnight success story, that doesn’t seem to be in the plan.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, show creators The Duffer Brothers have stated that season four will not be the end of the series. “Season four won’t be the end,” said Ross Duffer. “We know what the end is, and we know when it is. [The pandemic] has given us time to look ahead, figure out what is best for the show.”
The coronavirus pandemic has also given the brothers plenty of time to hone the scripts for this next season. “For the first time,” Matt Duffer adds, “we have all the scripts written and we’re able to look at it as a whole piece and make adjustments.” This will lead to a more consistent show, something that is likely to follow through for season five and beyond.
I’ve never been a fan of a show running in perpetuity (*cough* Walking Dead *cough), but it’s also kind of insane how Netflix keeps shutting down production for massively popular series. You’d think the company would want its users to have a steady stream of content from their favorite shows, but maybe I’m failing to see the bigger picture. At any rate, Stranger Things won’t be dying off next year and it seems it may have a few more years left in it.
Source: Hollywood Reporter