Stranger Things Season 2 will premiere on Netflix a tad earlier than expected. When can fans expect to see it and what other information has been released on the streaming TV show?
Possible spoilers might be ahead. Do not continue reading unless you want to know what is coming up in the Netflix series.
A Super Bowl ad indicated Season 2 would premiere on Halloween. However, Netflix announced today that the premiere date for the next installment is October 27. According to a press release from the streaming service, the next season of Stranger Things will be even creepier and more horrifying than what fans remember.
“It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demagorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.”
As for who is returning, it was previously confirmed Millie Bobby Brown is reprising the role of Eleven. Fans will, of course, see Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), and Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair). Expect to see a lot more of Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) since he was upgraded to series regular.
In Stranger Things Season 2, viewers will see Winona Ryder as Joyce, David Harbour playing Jim, Cara Buono as Karen, and Natalie Dyer will continue to portray Nancy. Charlie Heaton will reprise the role of Jonathan Byers, and Joe Kerry will be seen as Steve Harrington.
There are a few new additions to the cast, including Paul Reiser as Dr. Owens, Sean Astin as Bob Newby, Will Chase as Neil Mayfield, Sadie Sink as Max, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, and Linnea Berthelsen plays Roman.
According to Mashable, the cast and crew teased hints of what to expect in Season 2. The new installment will pick up one year after Season 1. Co-creator Matt Duffer hinted that all seems well, but things are not as good as they appear.
“We start where there’s this facade and everything seems fine but then you realize there’s all these cracks and everything is not okay. Then it sort of begins to slowly unravel from there.”
Matt’s twin brother, who created the show with him, teased that things will be especially hard on Mike.
“When something traumatic happens, I do think there’s this human tendency to want to suppress it and not confront it and not really deal with it. So we wanted to play with that idea that you can’t hide from this. People aren’t able to heal unless they’re about to actually deal with what’s happened.”
Finn Wolfhard explained that Mike lost Eleven, and in a way, he has given up. He has nobody to fight for anymore. Even his appearance has “dimmed,” and he almost resembles a ghost.
Stranger Things Season 2 will also feature more of Will. Schnapp said the dark dimension Will was suspended in, called Upside Down, continues to affect him.
“We’re basically just finding out more and more about [Will], trying to find out what’s wrong with him. He’s having very weird psychological and physical effects from everything. He’s trying to deal with it; Joyce is trying to deal with it as well.”
Regarding the new characters, one of them is Max. She will try to work her way into the group. While that might be impossible for anyone else, this young girl manages to be successful. Wolfhard described Max as a “tomboy, bada** little skateboarder punk.” However, her stepbrother, Billy, is another story, Matt teases. He might be someone to watch out for.
“He’s not a good guy. That’s what we liked about him. He looks like he should be the lead in Power Rangers but I like taking that and making him a terrible person. It was fun. He’s the human villain.”
What do you think of what was revealed about Stranger Things Season 2? Will you be watching it on Netflix when it premieres on October 27?
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