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Stranger Things Producers Have Ideas For Future Seasons

There are just too many strange things in Hawkins to fit into a handful of episodes.

While Netflix hasn't officially announced a third season for Stranger Things, producer and director Shawn Levy told Mashable that only three-fourths of the Duffer brothers' ideas for the upcoming second season actually made it into the final cut.

"As the episodes were written by the Duffers, they realized that there was too much story for nine episodes," he said. "So it forced us to be judicious in which stories we tell this season. So one of the surprises was, not all of our grand ideas are going to be serviced in one season... If we had 40 ideas going into the season, 30 [we] are going to pick, and the rest go in the back of our head for, hopefully, future chapters."

Levy said that the writers didn't want to rush the story and instead want to focus on the characters. "As much density of story as our show has, we have to service the characters, and the moments and relationships between characters, above everything," he said. "If we stop being character-anchored, and we become pure genre, I think we take the beating heart out of Stranger Things, and we take the thing that people maybe don't write articles about the most, but I think it's what they love the most–these characters on screen."

We already know that season 2 will pick up during the fall of 1984 and that we'll learn more about the Upside Down and the Demogorgon. But the biggest change might be the increased presence of Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), who was missing for most of the first season. There will also be a few new characters with Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings) and Paul Reiser (Aliens) set to play key parts.

We'll surely get more hints as we get closer to the premiere date on Halloween. Until then, take a look at the untold truth of the show.