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Stranger Things on Netflix was a huge success. As a result, a second season has been ordered. What can fans expect? Here is everything known so far about season 2.

How many episodes are in the sophmore season?

The first season of Stranger Things had eight episodes. There will be more in the upcoming season, but don't get too excited just yet. The episode order was not increased substantially. In fact, it only went up by one episode. That's right, season 2 will have nine episodes instead of just eight. Perhaps if its popularity continues, then future seasons may have larger orders.

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'Stranger Things' will have a small time jump

Last season, the Netflix series was set in 1980s Indiana. There will be a small time jump and it will be set in the fall of 1984. The Duffer brothers considered having a larger gap, in which the boys would be much older. However, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, it was revealed that the smaller time jump will allow them to resolve issues from the first season.

Locations outside of Hawkins, Indiana to be explored

Since some of the major characters will return, it makes sense that the next season of Stranger Things will be set in the same location.

However, it was decided to go beyond the borders of Hawkins. There won't be any long-distance travel, but fans will explore nearby locations. In fact, the season premiere will not be set in Hawkins, Indiana. It was also teased to expect a bigger look at the alternate dimension called "Upside Down."

The monster mystery to be explored

Eleven took care of the monster on the season finale. Has the monster really gone or was it just temporarily held back? Are there more creatures in the Upside Down? What other mysteries and threats will the main characters encounter?

Who is returning to 'Stranger Things' next season?

Nearly everyone is coming back for the second season.

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This includes Mike (Finn Wolfhard,) Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo,) and Joyce (Winona Ryder.) One character that viewers would love to see return is Eleven, portrayed by Millie Bobby Brown. Unfortunately, that is still being worked out. This means that fans may see Eleven come back or she may not. 

Netflix series to introduce new characters

Besides almost everyone coming back, fans should also expect four new characters. Casting details and character descriptions were not provided. However, it was teased that these new faces will create interesting dynamics that was missing from the freshman season of Stranger Things.

In a teaser clip that was recently released, one of the titles was "The Lost Brother." Could this be a clue regarding one of the new characters?

A premiere date for season 2 of Stranger Things has not yet been announced.