The Duffer Brothers are tightening things up for Stranger Things season three. TVLine reports that the next chapter in the series will weigh in at eight episodes, which is down one from the season-two order. (And that season was basically just eight episodes plus the polarizing bottle episode where Eleven goes to find her old lab buddy, so maybe eight is the real sweet spot.) Other than this detail, it’s practically Game of Thrones–level secrecy over at Netflix concerning what comes next. Cast members haven’t said anything substantial about potential story lines, and the Duffers have said that they see the show as “a four-season thing.” How will this show torture those poor nerds next?