After Netflix’s Stranger Things fifth and final season was announced last year, the show’s creators have teased what lies beyond the finale.
Brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, who are writers on the series, recently revealed they anticipated the show would culminate after its fifth season whilst writing season 2.
Having read into the announcement with frenzied speculation, fans are now expecting a spinoff of sorts — as the brothers confessed ending the series at season 5 felt premature and still have “a lot more gas left in the tank” (via SFX).
The Duffer brothers also teased it was the right decision to leave us wanting more, but the Duffers aren’t detailing any plans just yet.
“We haven’t told anyone our plans, not even Netflix!” Matt told the magazine.
“We have some ideas. In terms of if we were to do any sort of 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?'”
Matt further explained of the condition for a spinoff: “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 added: “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.”
Finally, he teased: “I do think we have something pretty exciting, so we’ll see…”
Stranger Things season 4 will premiere in two parts, on May 27 and July 1 – streaming on Netflix.