One of last year's biggest breakout TV shows was Netflix's "Stranger Things," which premiered in July and soon became a pop culture phenomenon. The show, which has fans waiting for over year for a sophomore season, has been recognized with 18 Emmy nominations, including one for breakout star Millie Bobby Brown. Season 2 is right around the corner, premiering this October and introducing new characters, including Sadie Sink's Max. But as the passionate fan base grows, the Duffer Brothers are well aware of pressure that's on them to tell a really good story. The good news is, they will continue to do so well after Season 2, as Vulture reported that the series has been renewed for a third season.

Netflix series renewed for a third season

"Stranger Things" season 2 has been revealed to be much "darker" than its premiere. The Duffer Brothers told CBS that the sophomore season will feature a "greater evil" than what the kids run into in the previous season. But viewers shouldn't expect the entire series to depend on a big bad evil monster to arrive to Hawkins every season. In fact, the Ross Duffer told Vulture that "I don’t know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year." So for the creators of this massively successful show, they're creating a story that's sustainable up until its fourth and final season. Yes, the Duffer Brothers are planning to keep it short and sweet.

Duffers want to end with a fourth season

"Stranger Things" has become a pop culture phenomenon, with the audiences quickly taking a keen interest on Barb (Shannon Purser), who was unjustifiably killed off almost right off the bat.

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David Harbour, who plays Chief Jim Hopper on the show, promised in June that there will be justice for Barb, telling TV Guide that "We've realized from the fans that Barb is important, and so we are going to treat her with the respect that she deserves." Given that the "Stranger Things" season 2 is set a year after the events of the first season, the story may feature a memorial for the one-year anniversary of Barb's death.

Happy ending in sight for the kids?

When "Stranger Things" season 2 begins, viewers will see the cast welcome some new faces and at the same time have to deal with the repercussions of the events of last season. But ultimately, the Duffer Brothers believe that these children will eventually grow up and skip town. Ross Duffer told Vulture, "They’re going to have to get the f---out of this town! It's ridiculous!" But if they do grow up and leave by the time they hit high school, the question remains: Who will stay to deal with all the evil? "Stranger Things" season 2 premieres on October 27.