If you have just finished binge watching Stranger Things on Netflix, you are not alone. The eight-episode series have received mostly critical acclaim from critics.
Season 1 spoilers below.
The show is a sci-fi thriller about a group of kids, one of which is Will Byers, who goes missing. The kids meet a young girl, Eleven, played by Millie Bobby Brown with powers, such as telekinesis, and they go on a mission to rescue their friend.
A monster from an otherworldly dimension kidnaps and kills people in the small town. A detective, Will Byers’ family, and Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler all investigate the stranger things happening in their town.
If you were wondering if there is going to be a Season 2, you are in luck. However, there has been no premiere date announced.
— IndieWire (@IndieWire) August 14, 2016
The co-creator of the show Matt Duffer spoke about the kids on Stranger Things and compared the challenges of them growing to Harry Potter. Speaking with IGN, Duffer revealed that the next season will start one year after the events concluding Season 1.
“Yeah, you have to do the Harry Potter thing,” he explained. “You have to jump a year. Because, like, Gaten [Dustin], his voice has already dropped quite a bit, to the point where we couldn’t even do ADR [automated dialogue replacement] with him. We had to pitch it way up. It’s dropped. He’s grown. As much as I would love to have it be Christmas right after that, it’s just not feasible, so we’re going to skip a year. They’ll be a year older, and all their changes they’re going through, we’ll take that into account and kind of work that into the show.”
— Millie Bobby Brown (@milliebbrown) August 14, 2016
The events that took place in the year will also be part of the storyline. The pieces will be put together as the series goes on. Duffer also revealed that Steven Spielberg and Stephen King’s work influenced the show, and the next season is more like a sequel.
In an interview with SlashFilms, the show’s producer, Shawn Levy, revealed that your favorite cast members are not going anywhere (more on Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven later). The producer also revealed the they have a story that could be told over several seasons and new cast members will be introduced.
— Total Film (@totalfilm) August 14, 2016
It was also revealed that the show’s creators have several documents that explain the monsters and upside down world; however, they didn’t have time to explain all in this season and more will be revealed as the show goes on.
The biggest mystery in the Season 1 finale was Eleven, the powerful girl that opened up the gate to the other world and who was played by Millie Bobby Brown. After destroying the monster, it seems like Eleven disappeared. However, Sheriff Hopper, played by David Harbour, is later seen leaving an Eggo and other snacks in a box in the woods, which indicates Eleven may still be alive.
The show’s creator doesn’t give us much on Eleven, but Duffer did not say that she is dead.
“Obviously something happened to her when she destroyed and killed that monster and we don’t know where she went,” he said of Eleven. “Hopper is left with this guilt because he sold her out. We wanted to leave it sort of mysterious exactly what he knows … Have there been sightings in the woods or is he hoping she’s out there or has he already made contact with her? We don’t answer any of that, but we like the idea of potentially putting her and Hopper together.”
— Melanie Thiessen (@QuinHuman) August 14, 2016
The next season will also explore Will Byers’ condition and what effect being in the other world may have had on him. It was revealed that the air in that world is toxic, and Byers was therefore several days with no protection. He is also seen coughing out a slug in the final episode of Season 1.
Sheriff Hopper is also seen entering a black car for a meeting that we don’t know about, and the laboratory is going to be understaffed because the monster attacked and killed most of the research scientists.
There is a lot to look forward to in Stranger Things Season 2.
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