The Netflix original series Stranger Things seemed to come out of nowhere.
The show, which followed the lives of five children in the Midwest of America in the 1980s, premiered in July last year and became an instant hit.
At the end of season one of Stranger Things, Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) was safely delivered back to his mother Joyce, played by Winona, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) had sacrificed herself, and the kids had (seemingly) managed to defeat the demogorgon, but the threat hadn’t entirely disappeared for the town of Hawkins.
Stranger Things 2 premieres on Netflix on October 27 – mark it in your diaries! Here’s what you can expect…
1. The second season will feature a number of separate storylines, which will eventually intertwine with each other.
2. Actor Sean Astin (The Goonies, Lord Of The Rings) will be popping up as Bob, a love interest for Joyce.
Could there be a potential love triangle between Bob, Joyce and Jim (David Harbour)?
3. The monster threat will come from the “shadow monster” which we meet in Will’s visions of the Upside Down.
Despite the fact that the storylines are separate, they will eventually be tied together by the monster.
“It’s all connected to this singular threat, which is tied into this shape that Will sees in the sky,” series creator Ross Duffer told Entertainment Weekly.
4. The Duffer brothers (Matt and Ross) have promised that this season will be just as good as the first.
“We want people to argue about what season is better. I want the debate. I want the Toy Story debate!” Matt said.
5. Much like the first season, you can expect that every episode will get crazier as the season goes on, but Matt says it’s even more insane the second time around.
6. All five kids – Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp – are returning!
This is technically not related to season two, but Ross has confirmed that Stranger Things will continue for at least four or five seasons.
“The truth is we’re definitely going four seasons and there’s very much the possibility of a fifth. Beyond that, it becomes I think very unlikely,” executive producer Shawn Levy told EW.
The Duffer brothers have revealed that they didn’t want the series to go for much longer than that, as they fear that they would wear out their credibility.
“It’s not wrapped up this season,” Ross said.
“I think [season two] will be a satisfying end but there’s still danger out there. There’s too much to deal with in one more season. If we’re able to, there will be at least four, there could be more. I think there’s going to come a point where why aren’t these people leaving Hawkins? Like we’re going to stretch credibility. It wasn’t intended to be a seven-season thing.”
The countdown is on now – less than a month until Stranger Things 2 premieres on Netflix. We can’t wait!