Netflix’s summer hit “Stranger Things” has amassed a cult following since its mid-July debut. And now that most have binged the sci-fi series steeped in ’80s nostalgia, the pressure for a sequel is on for sibling creators Matt and Ross Duffer.
“Just by hearing the question we get stressed,” says Matt with a laugh. “I know that we are now on the radar and many people want to know what will happen, but we try not to think about it.”
The 32-year-old twins — influenced by iconic pop culture from the ’80s like Steven Spielberg films and Dungeons & Dragons — say they want to continue writing the types of stories they want to see on the screen.
But don’t expect a repeat of season one. *Signal the show’s synth-heavy theme song.*
“A good sequel is showing something different,” says Matt. “We don’t want to repeat the formula or fill the next season with Demogorgons.”
Here the brothers chat about taking us back to the ’80s and which child stars will return.
Fans have flooded the internet with theories about the series. What do you think about that?
Matt: We read what fans write, and, believe it or not, we take it into account. Followers are becoming great inspirations for us. There are a lot of very creative people out there.