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Netflix Renews ‘Stranger Things’ For Second Season

Netflix has greenlit a second season of its supernatural thriller Stranger Things, the OTT service said Wednesday.

The series, which stars Winona Ryder, will return in 2017 with nine episodes. The eight-episode freshman season is currently running on the streaming service.

Stranger Things creators/producers Matt and Ross Duffer will return for the second season along with executive producers Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen, according to Netflix.

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.