Netflix’s new Stranger Things has a reasonable amount of buzz heading into its July premiere, though recent comments from series star Matthew Modine suggested the streaming service might already have Season 2 in mind. Now, creators Matt and Ross Duffer clarify a potential second season for the Winona Ryder-starring thriller, describing it more as a sequel idea than a renewal.

Previously, Stranger Things star Matthew Modine had claimed in an interview that Netflix was likely to (if not already) pick up a second season order, cementing the story closer to a series than a limited run. Netflix representatives denied that a second season had been confirmed, though Matt Duffer gave IGN at least some insight into what a second season might look like:

We wanted to do a couple things with this season. We didn’t want to do The Killing thing. We wanted it to resolve that main thing of Will going missing in the first season. So in that sense, it is like an eight-hour movie. Now, we don’t answer all the questions by the end of the season - there are definitely some dangling threads. The hope is that it feels satisfying but that we left room and that if people respond to it we can go back into this world. But if we do get to go back, it’s not a second season as much as a sequel.

Hitting Netflix on July 15, Stranger Things is executive produced by the Duffer Brothers, Shawn Levy, and Dan Cohen, and stars Winona Ryder, Matthew Modine, David Harbour, Charlie Heaton, Natalia Dyer, and Millie Brown.

Check out the full photos below, in addition to the first synopsis:

Set in Hawkins Indiana in the 1980’s, Stranger Things chronicles the search for a young boy who vanishes into thin air under highly suspicious circumstances. His mother (Winona Ryder) opens an investigation into the boy’s disappearance with local authorities that unravels a series of mysteries involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl. A love letter to the ubiquitous cult classics of the 80’s, Stranger Things is a coming of age story for three boys that draws this quaint community into a world where mysteries lurk beneath the surface.

You can check out the trailer for yourself below, and enjoy all episodes on July 15.

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