UPDATED: ‘Stranger Things 3′ Will Not Be The Duffer Brothers’ Last Season

Stranger Things 2Moviefone reported earlier today that the third season of Netflix’s smash hit series Stranger Things may be the final season to hail from creators Matt and Ross Duffer in the capacity they have served for the previous two but this has now been debunked.

The rumor was that while The Duffer Brothers have confirmed their plans for a fourth, and possibly fifth season of the series, a source close to the production claimed to the site that the duo would remain on as executive producers for potential future seasons, however, they would begin to shift their focus to developing one of the other two projects which are reportedly required from them as part of their overall deal with the streaming service.

According to Moviefone, The Duffer Brothers have also been taking meetings to line-up a potential directing gig after Stranger Things but will direct both the premiere and finale of the series’ third season while overseeing the writers room. But a high-ranking source close to the series has now told Collider that this rumor is in fact, completely false and that The Duffer Brothers will not be exiting the series as writers and directors after season three.

The Duffers are currently gearing up for production on the eight-episode Stranger Things 3 which is set to get underway this April outside of Atlanta, GA. Cast members which are confirmed to return for season three include Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Noah Schnapp, Cara Buono, Dacre Montgomery, and Sadie Sink.

UPDATE: Netflix has confirmed that the rumor that Matt and Ross Duffer would be leaving the series after the third season is in fact false.

Stranger Things 2 stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, and Noah Schnapp. The series has also added Paul Reiser (Aliens), Brett Gelman (Jobs), Dacre Montgomery (Power Rangers), Danish actress Linnea Berthelsen, and Broadway star Sadie Sink into the mix as well. Here’s the official synopsis:

“It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.”

Stranger Things 2 is now available on Netflix.

Source: Collider, Moviefone

‘Stranger Things’: Top 11 Moments Of Season 1

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Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Things became an instant pop culture phenomenon after its debut last July. The Netflix Original not only pays homage to ’80s pop culture, Stranger Things actually lives up to its predecessors and deserves a place next to them on the shelf. Chances are you, or someone you know is completely obsessed with the show.

Now that we’ve seen the teaser, the wait is going to be even more arduous. To help fill the void as we begin the long wait for Stranger Things season 2, I’ve put together a list of the top 11 moments from the show.

Click Next to start the list! (FULL SPOILERS, OF COURSE)

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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV Reporter and the News Editor at Heroic Hollywood.