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Stranger Things 3: Netflix makes it official, roll on Halloween 2018

Netflix has confirmed there will be a third season of its sci-fi super hit Stranger Things.

In a pair of tweets on Friday, the Netflix US account revealed Season 3 is “officially happening.”

The news comes after the show’s creators, The Duffer Brothers, let the half-eaten cat (too soon?) out of the bag back in August.

Of course, there was never much doubt the nostalgia-driven drama would be back for another round of 80s awesomeness.

More than 15 million people watched the premiere within the first three days of its release last month, making it the most successful of Netflix’s recent originals.

That’s more than traditional cable shows like The Walking Dead and only slightly less than the first episode of Game of Thrones S7 drew on HBO.

The data, from US ratings collator Neilsen, also revealed 361,000 users binged the entire nine episodes of Stranger Things S2 on the first day of release. That’s a lot of binging.

Related: Stranger Things 3 to arrive in VR?

Netflix is yet to reveal when Season 3 will air, but we’d put money on it being released in full on, or around, Halloween 2018.

It’s at this point in the tale I’d normally offer a little exposition as to where things stand heading into Season 3, but I’ve been slack and haven’t seen beyond Episode 5 of Season 2 yet. Sorry folks.

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