We’re unsure if we’ll ever look at rats the same way again.
We predicted that Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things would bring on all the action, jaw-dropping special effects, ’80s homages, terror and gore we could handle in the third season—and boy, did it deliver. Nielsen reports that 824,000 U.S. viewers watched the entire third season on July 4, the day it was released, compared with the 361,000 people who completed season 2 on its debut day in 2017. Globally, 18.2 million Netflix users finished the entire third season by July 8 and ended their binge sessions thinking the same thing: “That can’t be the end!”
The show’s creators, Ross and Matt Duffer, and executive producer Shawn Levy kept fans on edge all summer, waiting to confirm a fourth season with the announcement video (below) that came out on September 30.