Netflix’s new original series “Stranger Things” is a hit with critics and the public alike. People love the show’s cast, central mystery, and its various homages to ’80s legends like Steven Spielberg and John Carpenter, but most of all, they can’t wait for a second season. In a new interview with Variety, the series’ creators Matt and Ross Duffer, colloquially known as The Duffer Brothers, discussed creative choices regarding the season at large, including how to pace out the extent of Eleven’s powers and her true origins, whether the government conspiracy angle will be a long-term mystery for the show, and the Upside Down monster.
They also dropped a tiny clue about whether Chief Jim Hopper knows the true extent of Eleven’s whereabout at the end of the season, and potentially putting Hopper and Eleven together in upcoming episodes.
“Obviously something happened to her when she destroyed and killed that monster and we don’t know what she went,” says Matt Duffer. “Hopper is left with this guilt because he sold her out. We wanted to leave it sort of mysterious exactly what he knows…Have there been sightings in the woods or is he hoping she’s out there or has he already made contact with her? We don’t answer any of that, but we like the idea of potentially putting her and Hopper together.”
The series is currently streaming exclusively on Netflix.