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'Stranger Things' renewed for 2nd season at Netflix

'Stranger Things' renewed for 2nd season at Netflix

In a not-so-strange turn of events, Netflix has renewed breakout hit "Stranger Things" for a second season, Variety has learned.

Season 2 will debut in 2017 and will consist of nine episodes; the first season spanned eight episodes.

The news comes hardly as a surprise, as the supernatural drama has become arguably the buzziest series of the summer. Insiders tell Variety that work on the second season has already been underway for quite some time.

The Duffer Brothers will return as writers for the second season and will executive-produce with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen once again. 21 Laps Entertainment produces "Stranger Things."

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