Stranger Things Season 2: What We Know So Far Incl. Release Date, Cast & Spoilers
20 March 2017, 12:35
PROCEED WITH CAUTION: Spoilers lie ahead.
If you haven’t been watching Stranger Things recently, then where have you been?
Living under a rock?
The show has taken the world, and the internet, by storm so just imagine the reaction on social media when everyone's favourite Eleven showed the video of her SHAVING her head for the role.
And now, we've had an official confirmation that Season 2 is 100% on the way in 2017! Get in!!
Check out the video below which reveals all the names of the chapters in season two...
The adventure continues. Stranger Things 2 is coming 2017. pic.twitter.com/3H4WR3DGEj— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) August 31, 2016
If that wasn't enough, the brothers behind the hit TV show, Matt and Ross Duffer have spoken out about what we can expect from season 2.
Here’s what we know about the next season:
The Release Date
31st October 2017! Yes that's right, season 2 will officially launch on Halloween. We're already thinking up excuses for missing all the parties because we were too busy binge watching this new season.
We have NEW details on the cast for season 2! YES.
We know that Sean Astin, Paul Reiser and newcomer Linnea Berthelsen have all been confirmed for the next season but it seems that David Harbour (Chief Hopper) has let slip some other details.
“We have Sean Astin… he’s Winona’s new boyfriend - much to the chagrin to the Chief of Police”, he explained. “It’s a year later in the story, so there are several things that happened last year - like Will has come back - there are certain people in the town that know what happened, and then certain people that don’t know what happened. So there’s a lot of fall out with who knows what”.
Chief Hopper also went on to reveal that Barb will NOT be returning. *sob*. BUT, she will get some form of justice in season two.
“The question and the feelings that Nancy has that no one ever cares about her friend Barb are very much present in the beginning of the season”, he continues.
We’re here for you Barb.
In terms of other cast members returning...
THAT'S MILLIE BOBBY BROWN IN A CAST PHOTO WHICH SURELY MEANS THAT ELEVEN ISN'T DEAD?! YESSSSS.
UPDATE (20th March 2017):
Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, the geniuses who write the musical for the cult TV show have revealed some juicy details about the new season.
Speaking at South by SouthWest festival, Kyle revealed that “there are new characters, fun, and the Upside Down will be more of a place… you’ll spend more time. So we’ll make a lot more weird music this time around”.
Considering how epic the soundtrack was for season one, we’re all kinds of excited to see what will accompanying the storyline for the upcoming season.
UPDATE (6th March 2017):
One thing we do know about the new season: it’s “fantastic”. How do we know this? Well, it seems that the Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings and Chief Content Office Ted Sarandos have been lucky enough to see the first episode.
Commenting that “it’s fantastic - it delivers on everything that every fan wants”, the Netflix duo have made us even more excited for Halloween.
They later added that “we have a sense that it’s going to be really big. The reaction and momentum in Netflix internally is building”.
If even the staff are getting excited about it, then that’s how you know it’s going to be amazing!
Season two will pick up one year after Eleven’s battle with the Demogorgon but it will focus on Will Byers and his return since coming back from the Upside Down.
His Mum, Joyce, is attempting to make things as stable as possible for Will by introducing a father figure into his life. She will start dating an old classmate but her focus will always be on her son.
“Will seems to be seeing images from the Upside Down - the question is whether they’re real or not. So it seems lie he’s having some sort of post-traumatic stress disorder”, co-creator Matt Duffer has revealed.
Mike and his sister Nancy are still attempting to come to terms with losing their friends, Barb and Eleven - but fans have been questioning whether they are ACTUALLY dead or not.
Producer, Shawn Levy has already promised that they will be #JusticeForBarb and we know that Eleven has been filming with the rest of the cast.
Police Chief, Jim Hopper is trying to keep the Upside Down a secret from the rest of the town in order to protect the Byers’ family privacy.
We’re also getting two new characters. Siblings, Billy and Max will be joining the town but whilst Max fits right in, Billy is hiding a dark secret.
As for the monsters that the boys are going to fact, Duffer would only reveal that they will come across “different kinds of horror” as Dustin apparently befriends a creature who is literally out-of-this-world.
It’ll take place in 1984, a year after events in Season 1.
There will be 9 episodes and we even know what they're going to be called:
- The Boy Who Came Back to Life
- The Pumpkin Patch
- The Palace
- The Storm
- The Pollywog
- The Secret Cabin
- The Brain
- The Lost Brother
After watching this trailer, we couldn't be more excited. It first aired during the Superbowl, so you know it's going to be big! The trailer even includes a clip from an Eggos commercial...
It’s going to be weird and darker than season 1… if that’s possible! Matt Duffer commented, “I think we feel like we have a license to go a little weirder in this season, so that’s been a lot of fun”. He then proceeded to fangirl about all the amazing films that came out in 1984 and how they are trying to “capture a little bit of the magic of those films”.
There Will Be Justice (SPOILER ALERT)
Fear not if you are worrying about Barb. Whilst Barbara will remain dead, “Barb will not be forgotten. We’ll make sure there’s some justice for Barb”.
Let’s recap. There’s a bit of a love triangle going on in Season 1, with Nancy torn between Steve and Jonathan. In the end, she finally chooses Steve but the writers have revealed that this could actually change.
“If Jonathan ends up getting Nancy that’s like a fantasy to me - it doesn’t feel very realistic. But maybe we can build to it”, Matt reveals.
Remember when they’re in the school and Dustin discovers a stash of chocolate puddings in the kitchen? But then the monster attack comes and ruins his feast?
Well, turns out that this might not be the last we see of his desserts.
“I’m sure when Dustin goes back to school he gives lunch lady Phyllis some sh*t about it”, Ross confirms. Matt continued that now “he’s going to get pudding whenever he wants it. That would be my guess”.
PUDDING ALL THE TIME.
It’s more than likely that there are a couple more seasons of Stranger Things still to come.
When asked about the future of the show, Matt said that they’re “still figuring it out to be honest - how much time we need. I don’t imagine it being a long, long serious. It’s impossible for me to imagine a six of seven season series. I feel like we have a story we want to tell. We have an ending that we want to get to and I guess the question is just how long we need to get there”.
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