Stranger Things Is Already Working on Season 3, May End After Season 4

Stranger Things is one of those shows that you wish could go on forever, but reasonably know probably shouldn't. Thankfully, the Duffer brothers agree.

"We're thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out," Ross Duffer told Vulture, after confirming a Season 3 is already in the works.

While that might seem like a short run for a smash hit as popular as Stranger Things, it's probably the most grounded (and ultimately smartest) plan we could ever hope for. Fans need look no further than Game of Thrones or The Vampire Diaries or Grey's Anatomy for examples of what can happen to an epic series in its twilight years. You may love it while it's in its prime, but once it's aged and on its way out? Things tend to get ugly.

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Another reason to resist cranking out endless seasons is the border between strange and just plain unbelievable.

"I don't know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year," says Matt Duffer.

"They're going to have to get the f*** out of this town!" Ross adds. "It's ridiculous!"

Honestly, what kind of sane person stays in a city that gets attacked by new monsters and bigger, badder villains every year? Besides the residents of Central City, that is.

Stranger Things Season 2 hits Netflix Friday, Oct. 27th.

This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Aug 23, 2017
Honestly, what kind of sane person stays in a city that gets attacked by new monsters and bigger, badder villains every year? Besides the residents of Central City, that is.

Also the residents of Sunnydale.

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Aug 21, 2017
"Game of Thrones". That's a weird way to misspell Supernatural. Surely, the writer doesn't mean to say that this season of Game of Thrones, arguably the best of the series to date, is an example of a series that's gone on for too long...
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Sep 03, 2017
If anything, I would list Game of Thrones with Penny Dreadful and Galavant as shows that ended at its prime pricesely not to compromise its story.

As nice as the new era of revivals is - Hawaii 5-0, The X files, Gilmore Girls, etc. - some shows ended its story, not because of the ratings but because it was the best for the story.
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Aug 22, 2017
This comment deserves a thousand thumbs up. Not only did you call out the writer's poor choice of including Game of Thrones in that list, but you also took a shot at Supernatural... a show well past its prime. You're doing God's work, friend.
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Aug 21, 2017
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