Written by John Squires
At the time of writing this post, Netflix hasn’t yet officially ordered a second season of Stranger Things, but we’re honestly awaiting that announcement any day now. The show, which has been universally praised by almost everyone and watched more than once by most (including myself) who have fallen in love, seems destined to continue for many years to come, and if the creators have their way, it indeed will.
The Duffer Brothers have made no secret of the fact that they’re hungry to make another season of Stranger Things, and speaking with IGN this week, they revealed that the next season would likely have to take place a year after the events of the finale, in order for them to tell the story they want to tell. What about that one-year gap, you ask? Well, they want to make a retro-style video game to bridge the gap!
“What I really want is a video game,” Ross Duffer told the site, when they asked if it was possible that a comic book would fill in the blanks between seasons. “Like an 8-bit… These fans, a lot of them have done this 8-bit video game art that’s blowing my mind,” added brother Matt Duffer.
Again we must note that Netflix hasn’t yet given the green light to a second season, but we just thought you’d like to hear that the creators, if given the opportunity, would love to make a Stranger Things video game. Netflix would be smart to capitalize on the show’s success as much as possible, so we’re thinking there’s a good chance we’ll get both the new season and the game.
A love letter to the supernatural classics of the ’80s, Stranger Things is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.