Netflix renews 'Stranger Things' for a third season

Kelly Lawler
(L-R) Actors Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, Matthew Modine and Gaten Matarazzo attend the premiere of 'Stranger Things' at Mack Sennett Studios on July 11, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
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The Stranger Things characters may be fighting monsters from the Upside Down, but things are right-side up for fans of the Netflix series.

Netflix announced Friday that the popular supernatural series would return for a third season. The streaming service's Twitter account first published a poll asking fans if they should make another season of the show, and then followed up with a very declarative tweet.

"FOR THE LOVE OF STEVE, DUH!" Netflix tweeted, referring to the character played by Joe Keery. "So hold tight, baby Darts — Season 3 is officially happening."

No specific information was given about when the new season would premiere, or which members of the cast would be returning.

The series debuted its second season in late October, which continued the story of Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Will (Noah Schnapp) and the chaos caused by the Upside Down, an alternate dimension endangering the small town of Hawkins, Ind.

Before Season 2 premiered, Matt and Ross Duffer, the series' creators, told USA TODAY that they plan, creatively, for the series to have more than three seasons.

"We have an end game," Ross said. "We don't really know how many seasons — we know it'll be more than three. We have rough ideas of what Season 3 will be, but we like to keep it flexible. It always ends up different than we were ever expecting."

Netflix doesn't release data about viewership, but ratings service Nielsen began its own measurements this year. Nielsen says 15.8 million American viewers watched the first episode of the series' second season by its third day of release.

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