After almost three years of anticipation, the long-awaited conclusion to the Netflix hit Stranger Things will finally premiere this summer. Now that the two-part season will be the show's finale, what will happen next to the critically-acclaimed franchise?
In an interview with SFX Magazine (via GamesRadar+), Matt and Ross Duffer discussed potential future projects following Stranger Things' final season. "We have some ideas," Matt Duffer said. "In terms of if we were to do any sort of a spinoff, or any continuation of Stranger Things, for us the bar was always, 'Is the idea exciting enough that we feel the pull of wanting to do it again?' I want to feel the pull of, 'God, I really want to do this. I feel really, really excited about this.' So that’s why we’re being careful about what that is and whether we move forward with it or not."
Ross Duffer also added that they will only do a spinoff if it's sufficiently different from the original show. "The key for us is that it needs to feel like its own distinct thing, not that we’re just retreading what we’ve already done, because what would be the point of that?" Ross explained. "I do think we have something that could be pretty exciting. So we’ll see." The siblings further confirmed that should any Stranger Things spinoffs materialize, they would hand over showrunner duties to someone else -- although they would still remain "heavily involved" during development.
Stranger Things Season 4 is one of the highly-anticipated series for this year, and with the full trailer's arrival, fans couldn't wait to unravel all the mysteries from the Hawkins crew, the Byers Family's relocation to California, and Hopper's mysterious role as an inmate in Russia.
If not exhilarating enough, the full trailer also revealed a glimpse of the final season's big bad, later identified by the Duffer Bros. as Vecna. Vecna will be the last villain from the upside-down to cause chaos for the show's finale.
Stranger Things Season 4 Part 1 will hit Netflix on May 27.