Netflix has ordered a third season of “Stranger Things,” which should come as no surprise. It appears to be one of the streaming service’s most popular shows.

The announcement came Friday morning, five weeks after Season 2 of the show debuted.

Netflix, like other streaming providers, doesn’t release viewing figures for its series. Nielsen, however, estimated that 15.8 million people watched the first episode of Season 2 within three days of its release. That would put it on par with a top-10 broadcast show.

“Stranger Things” is also a critical favorite, and it won five Emmys earlier this year following 18 nominations.

The show stars Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Cara Buono, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Dacre Montgomery and Sadie Sink. Brothers Matt and Ross Duffer created “Stranger Things.”

There’s no word yet on when Season 3 might arrive on Netflix.

“Stranger Things” joins these shows that have been renewed for 2018-19 and beyond.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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