It’s official: Stranger Things is coming back for a third season.
On Friday, Netflix announced that the hit series has been renewed for another installment of the Duffer Brothers’ ongoing saga about the residents of Hawkins, Indiana, and the unexpected emergence of an upside down world.
Going into season two, the creators revealed they had plans to continue the series with two more seasons, likely ending after four. Despite the revelations made to Vultureat the time, Netflix remained mum of any official details or confirmation of a new season.
The series, which stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, and Sadie Sink as Max, is executive produced by the Duffer Brothers and Shawn Levy, who also directs. Sean Astin, who appeared as Bob in season two, is not expected to return while guest star Paul Reiser's season three status remains unclear at this time.
Since its debut, the show has earned 18 Emmy nominations (with five wins) and maintains a 94 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
FOR THE LOVE OF STEVE, DUH! So hold tight baby darts — season 3 is officially happening.