Now that the epic Stranger Things 2 has finally arrived, fans area already looking forward to the future of the series, however long it may be. But according to the Duffer Brothers — who created and showrun the series — they have not yet come to a decision on whether or not the series will end with a fourth season or a fifth.
As the Duffers just got started with writing Stranger Things 3, they couldn’t reveal much about the plot (aside from mentioning that a time skip of some kind will happen and hinting that we may see more characters with psychic abilities like Eleven). And though Stranger Things 4 is already a given, they’re not so sure about if the story they have left to tell warrants a Stranger Things 5. Ross Duffer told E! the following regarding their overall game plan:
“We don’t actually know [how long the show will be]. I think, you know, four to five seasons is likely where we’ll end up, but who knows? I mean, none of this official, and we know where we want to go. We’re trying to figure out still how long it’ll take to get there, so we’ll see.”
Matt Duffer also pitched in, noting that they are still in the process of figuring out what is just the right length for the show to go on for:
“It’s hard, like four seems short, five seems long. So I don’t know what to do.”
With Stranger Things pulling in great numbers for Netflix, it’s likely that the studio will encourage the Duffers to stretch out this story as long as they can. However, there’s also a point to be made that the series should conclude at the right time as opposed to dragging on, and one can only imagine how many supernatural horrors can occur in one allegedly quiet town before people start moving.
Stranger Things 2 is now streaming on Netflix. Its cast includes Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Dacre Montgomery, Cara Buono, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, Linnea Berthelsen, and Brett Gelman.
Stranger Things 3 is already in development, with Stranger Things 4 planned and Stranger Things 5 within the realm of possibility.