'Stranger Things' Renewed for Season 3 by Netflix

Jessica Napoli
Netflix

Pictured: Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard

Netflix announced on Friday that its hit series, Stranger Things, has been renewed for a third season.

But it might look a little different ... the Duffer Brothers, who co-created the series, revealed that the third season will jump a year ahead in time, potentially to 1985, because, naturally, the cast is getting older.

"Even if we wanted to hop into the action faster, we couldn’t," Matt Duffer admitted to The Hollywood Reporter. "Our kids are aging. We can only write and produce the show so fast. They’re going to be almost a year older by the time we start shooting Season 3… [so] it forces you to do a time jump."

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'Don't you DARE make young actors feel guilty or indebted to you because they couldn't say hi,' Shannon Purser said.

It's no surprise the cult favorite has been renewed. It's second season, which premiered on October 27, was a smash hit with over 15.8 million viewers watching the first episode, according to Nielsen data. The season reportedly averaged 8.8 million viewers/episode and there were 9 episodes in total.