When "Stranger Things" debuted on Netflix last year, it immediately captured the imagination of viewers, who became really passionate about the world created by the Duffer Brothers. It was a sci-fi masterpiece that served as an homage to the likes of Stephen King and Steven Spielberg and gave viewers a healthy dose of 1980s nostalgia. The sophomore season of the highly acclaimed series is just around the corner and with it, the show is set to deliver the continuing story of the sleepy, weird town of Hawkins and the mysterious disappearance of Eleven.

Previously, the Duffer Brothers hinted that they plan to do a fourth and fifth season of the show. While it is still up to Netflix to decide, they did talk about the framework of the story and for how long they'd like it to run. More recently, the Duffer Brothers clarified their timeline for the show, expressing their desire to create at least four, and at most six seasons.

Season 4 and 5 is a big possibility

In talking to Entertainment Weekly, Ross Duffer explained that the story of "Stranger Things" does not end with the upcoming sophomore season. He explained that while it will be "satisfying," and there will be more "danger out there" for the characters of Hawkins. He shared that if Netflix does give them a go signal, they would have "at least four" seasons of the entire series, but nothing beyond six because people will begin to wonder if the characters won't ever leave Hawkins.

He said, "We’re going to stretch credibility. It wasn’t intended to be a seven-season thing."

Creators on the seemingly short lifespan of the show

Previously, when the Duffer Brothers hinted at four to five seasons of "Stranger Things," viewers were shocked because having as good a show as this would obviously mean more seasons.

The creators put the topic to rest when they recently told EW, "We’re definitely going four seasons and there’s very much the possibility of a fifth. Beyond that, it becomes, I think very unlikely."

New season taking place in 1984

"Stranger Things" season 2 is set to take place a year after the events of last season's finale, meaning that the town of Hawkins should be relatively safe now that the Demogorgon is dead.

However, the Duffer Brothers have promised a new kind of danger that's literally and figuratively bigger than ever before, given the size of the creature that viewers saw in the first trailer for the upcoming season. Fans of the show will get to find out what dangers lie ahead when "Stranger Things" season 2 premieres this October 27.