Four months before Stranger Things Season 2 premieres, the show’s creators reveal the latest tease on what fans can expect from the second installment of the Netflix series. Particularly, the Duffer Brothers shared some details about the new characters they are bringing in, including a human villain.
Billy and Max to stir things up
Two of the new cast members are Max, to be played by Sadie Sink, and her brother Billy, to be played by Dacre Montgomery. Max joins the middle school while Billy joins high school with Nancey (Natalia Dyer) and Jonathan (Charlie Heaton). Executive producer and director Shawn Levy explained to ET:.
“I’ll just say that one of them turns out to be not good news, at all.”
Billy is going to be the human villain that they have always wanted to bring to Stranger Things. Coming from California, Matt and Ross Duffer said Billy is a little bit wild and more of a sociopath.
“We always talk about Stephen King, but he always has… the human villains are often scarier than the monsters, so we wanted to introduce a human character who will scare the crap out of you.”
It was also revealed to TV Line that Billy is a bully who would give Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) “a run for his money.” While Dacre’s character is weird and disturbing, the creators assure fans will love it. Not much has been said about the tomboy Max, except that Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin) said he’s excited for viewers to meet.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) February 8, 2017
Upside Down to reveal more monsters?
Levy dished that Stranger Things Season 2 will continue to explore the parallel universe called Upside Down, “and there are other threats that make a single Demogorgon look quaint. Just like that.” According to Ross, there will be a new monster, who will have more screen time compared to Stranger Things Season 1’s evil creature.
In the first season, viewers were not able to see much of the horror that happened to Will while he was in the Upside Down realm. In the upcoming season, Ross Duffer told TV Line, “The horror is more up-close and personal.” Could it mean that the characters would be spending more time in the parallel universe? Or the new monster will be spreading horror in the real world?
Could it mean that the characters would be spending more time in the parallel universe? Or the new monster will be spreading horror in the real world?
What happens to Eleven
Many are curious about Eleven, the fan-favorite character played by Millie Bobby Brown. This season, viewers will know more about her past, and she will be up for a journey of self-discovery. The Duffer Brothers also teased to ET that Eleven will have a different look and personality in Stranger Things Season 2.
“Our goal was to satisfy this profound curiosity about Millie’s character and just this female, heroic kind of apparition that the world really embraced, obviously, in season one. But we also have to kind of make sure we’re not just giving story elements because we think people want them.”
— Netflix US (@netflix) January 9, 2017
Stranger Things spoilers from TV Line reveal that Will is still not well after getting out of the Upside Down, but his friends are trying to pretend nothing happened. However, Finn Wolfhard, who portrays Mike, dished the following.
“Something happens to Will in the first couple of episodes that’s very, very disturbing.”
As for Barbs, there had been a lot of talk about the possibility that she is still alive. Unfortunately, to those who are still hoping, the creators confirmed that she is actually dead. “But, she’s not dead in the mind of many of our characters. So, there’s plenty of Barb talk going forward in this season, but we do not see her because she’s dead,” the Duffer Brothers told
“But, she’s not dead in the mind of many of our characters. So, there’s plenty of Barb talk going forward in this season, but we do not see her because she’s dead,” the Duffer Brothers told ET.
Stranger Things Season 2 premieres on Halloween.
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