AceShowbiz - The Upside Down is still lurking in television for at least another season. Netflix announced on Friday morning, December 1 that it renewed its popular sci-fi series "Stranger Things" for a third season.
The breakout series, which follows a gang in Hawkins, Indiana, was previously set to run for four seasons "and then out," according to creators The Duffer Brothers.
It has yet to be announced when the third season will arrive on the streaming giant, as well as how many episodes the forthcoming season will have. Words are, season 3 is currently being written, leading fans to assume that production won't start until spring at the earliest.
Fans further assume that the new season most likely arrive in 2019, given the fact that the series' sophomore season debuted in October, 15 months after the freshman season in July 2016. Should the speculation be true, there will be a battle of two hit series in 2019 as HBO reportedly also plans to premiere the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" that year.
Eitherway, season 3 renewal is not surprising. "Stranger Things", which many dubbed the biggest franchise on Netflix, pulled in a whooping 15.8 million viewers within three days following the premiere of its second season, according to Nielsen. In addition, it's said that nearly 11 million of them were among the key adults 18-49 demo.
The measurement leader further reported that 361,000 Netflix subscribers streamed the entire 9 episodes of "Stranger Things" season 2 within 24 hours of its debut. Data company Parrot Analytics added that "Stranger Things", which nabbed 18 Emmy nominations and took home five of them, was crowned the most popular show in the U.S.
"Stranger Things" stars Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair and Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson. The sophomore season featured new stars, including Sadie Sink as Max and Dacre Montgomery as Max's brother Billy.