It’s time to cry buckets, Stranger Things fans. Even before the second season starts for this highly-anticipated Netflix series, its creators are already debunking theories that the show will run for more than five seasons. In fact, Ross and Matt Duffer (or The Duffer Brothers) believe this can only last until the fourth or fifth season.
Still, everything can change, the showrunners said to EW, as quoted by Collider. Everything changes, anyway, but what The Duffer Brothers, is sure of is they want to end the series while it’s on top. They want it to be finite and not to be like other shows that run out of gas and people lose interest on them.
Are We Ready To Say Goodbye To Stranger Things?
Although fans may be having a hard time accepting the fact that Stranger Things will not be around for many years, this should come as a comfort, in truth. It’s always better to leave things on a high note. Look at what happened with Breaking Bad and The Sopranos.
Long after they are gone on air, we still look at them fondly and reminisce the time we’re waiting on tenterhooks. Shows that outrun their relevance end up being distant memories—things you sometimes don’t want to remember anymore. Personally, I only re-watch How I Met Your Mother from Season 1 to 4.
Besides, Stranger Things was never really meant to be a long series. It feels more like a mini movie or a Stephen King novel we’re waiting to unravel. It was strange for The Duffer Brothers that they actually had to write another season (they thought they weren’t going to be renewed).
But here we are waiting for what’s in store for Eleven, Mike, Dustin, and Chief Hopper. We’re lucky to have Season 2, and luckier if we’ll get to see these kids until a fifth season. Remember, growth spurts will pose a problem for the creators, too.
Season 2 Could Be The End?
No, no, no, this is not possible, right? The Duffer Brothers said they wrote Season 2 in such a way that it could be the end for the series. When we finally reach the conclusion for the season, it will feel like a wrap up of everything, they said.
Don’t fret, though, they also laid a groundwork for further seasons. So yes, Stranger Things Seasons 3, 4, and 5 are still very much possible. Let’s all breathe a sigh of relief.
The 'Stranger Things' kids are absolute NATIONAL TREASURES. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/noDsf2aqNG
— Collider (@Collider) February 15, 2017