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Stranger Things Renewed For Season 3

This wasn't much of a mystery, but Netflix has renewed Stranger Things for a third season.

Variety reports the streaming service made it official on Friday (Dec. 1), but the Duffer brothers had already hinted they were planning for the next installment. In fact, producer Steve Levy said the ending of the second season nearly included more shots that would've directly set up future storylines.

"There were epilogue scenes that were considered for after [the final] shot that would have hinted more at season 3," he said. "But there was a decision made by all of us where we said, 'Let's not back in to any promises again.'"

The nostalgia-fueled sci-fi series was a massive hit when it debuted on Netflix last year, becoming a pop culture sensation overnight and turning members of the cast into bona fide stars. It was so huge that Netflix bought time during the most-watched broadcast on television, the Super Bowl, to reveal the first trailer for Stranger Things 2.

The second season launched in October and although Netflix doesn't reveal information about viewership, Nielsen reported that the first episode brought a staggering 15.8 million viewers within the first three days. All nine episodes averaged 4 million viewers during the same period.

Stranger Things was nominated for 18 Emmys this year and won five, and also took home the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. The show stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, and Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, among others.

It's not yet clear if all of the cast will return for season 3 or when production begins, but we'll keep you posted.