5 Things We Know About ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2
The Netflix series became a huge hit in 2016, even earning itself many nominations this awards season. Netflix’s sometimes scary, sometimes funny, and always exciting homage to ’80s pop culture was a binge-worthy phenomenon. A second season was announced a little over a month after it’s debut and fans can’t wait. Here are five things we know about the upcoming season of “Stranger Things”.We’ll Be Getting More Episodes
The first season of “Stranger Things” was made up of eight hour-long episodes, which proved to be long enough for the story creators Matt and Ross Duffer wanted to tell. While season two won’t be that much longer, we will be getting one extra hour as there will be nine episodes. Not much is known about the episodes except their names: “Madmax”, “The Boy Who Came Back To Life”, “The Pumpkin Patch”, “The Palace”, “The Storm”, “The Pollywag”, “The Secret Cabin”, “The Brain” and “The Lost Brother.” Fans have been trying to guess what each one means but we will just have to wait and see.
The Kids Are Returning (Including Eleven)
Though there will be plenty of new developments in season two, that doesn’t mean your favorite characters aren’t returning. A photo posted from the show’s Twitter account revealed most of the kids from the first season will be back. And as we learned from the kid’s performance in the opening of the Golden Globes, Barb is still alive!! (This revelation brought more joy to fans than the actual awards did.)The Show’s 1984 Setting Will Lead To A Dark Tone
A year will have passed between the first and second seasons. With the story taking place in 1984, the brothers are looking at the pop culture zeitgeist at the time for inspiration—most notably the darker tone of blockbusters like “Gremlins” and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”. Matt Duffer said, “I actually really love Temple of Doom…Even though it was probably slammed at the time—obviously now people look back on it fondly, but it messed up a lot of kids, and I love that about that film—that it really traumatized some children. Not saying that we want to traumatize children, just that we want to get a little darker and weirder.”
It Is More Of A Sequel Then Continuation
Stranger Things season two will differ from the modern TV approach by being more of a sequel than a continuation of the first year. That means a more self-contained plot that doesn’t leave viewers hanging at the end of nine episodes. The Duffer brothers intend for it to still be similar to the first season, but different enough that it can be its own thing.The Premiere Will Happen Outside Of Hawkins
Everything about the new Stranger Things episodes will be kept secret until they finally debut later this year, but we do know one thing about the premiere: It won’t take place entirely in the familiar town of Hawkins, Indiana. Perhaps it will take place in the Upside Down, which both brothers have said they are eager to explore.
You will get your answer to any questions you have when “Stranger Things” season two premieres later this year.