Stranger Things has been an unequivocal smash for Netflix, and while it has yet to be officially renewed for season 2, there’s a good chance we get new Stranger Things seasons for a long, long time. Co-creator Matt Duffer is cool with that, and foresees a template in which the young cast grows up along with the show.
“The dream is a Harry Potter situation,” Duffer tells EW. No, Stranger Things isn’t getting quidditch or Voldemort tossed into the mix—he wants each new season to represent the next year in the story, and create Daniel Radcliffes, Rupert Grints and Emma Watsons of their own.
“I love watching kids growing up on camera,” he continued. “So the idea [of] seeing where these kids and these characters are one year later is cool to me. And it allows us to explore the mythology of the nether.”
Stranger Things is reportedly outpacing Netflix’s Marvel properties in terms of viewership, and that’s thanks in part to young actors like Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin. Click here to find out which one just learned what a record player was when they visited the Stranger Things set, and listen to the latest Back of the Class episode below: