Superbowl Sunday brought us the first trailer for the second season of Netflix’s Stranger Things and now we’ve got more for the fans. Fans of Stranger Things near and far will rejoice to hear that thanks to an exclusive by Entertainment Weekly we’ve now got some details about season 2 of the Netflix darling. The Co-Creator and the cast weigh in on what the characters are going to go through this season.
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Who You Gonna Call?
From what we know the show will pick up almost one year from where we left off, at Halloween in Hawkins, Indiana. We’ve seen pictures of the boys dressed as the Ghostbusters after all. Will Byers has been reunited with his friends after his time in the Upside Down but he’s not doing so great. Co-creator Matt Duffer says, “It seems like he’s having some sort of post-traumatic stress disorder,” As fans will remember from the finale he coughed up a slug and according to Duffer “He seems to be seeing images from the Upside Down—the question is whether they’re real or not.”
Speaking of the Byers family, Joyce is trying to make things more stable for both her children so she has started dating an old high school classmate Bob (portrayed by Lord of the Rings’ Sean Astin). Winona Ryder explained it as “I think she’s made this choice with Bob because she wants a good father figure in her sons’ lives.”
Got a Secret can you Keep it?
The other person who is trying to keep things afloat and protect Joyce and the rest of the kids, is Chief Hopper (David Harbour). He needs to keep everything, including things like Barb’s disappearance, a secret to protect everyone that got involved last season. “It kind of falls on Hopper to be the voice of authority to say, ‘This did happen and this didn’t happen,’” says Harbour. “He’s struggling with the compromise that takes him to, having to lie and cover things up.”
In addition to all that we’ve got siblings Nancy and Mike dealing with the deaths (or apparent deaths) of their friends Barb and Eleven. Co-creator Ross Duffer says “She and Mike are both the most screwed-up because they’re the ones who both lost someone. They’re both grappling with that, and we see the effects.” It makes sense that the two of them and Will would be the most affected as they were the ones that went through the most with the events of season one.
There’s also going to be some new faces showing up in Hawkins Indiana. There is the brother-sister duo of Billy (Dacre Montgomery) and Max (Sadie Sink), the latter of who will befriend the boys, the former apparently will not. And there is also Dr. Owens (Paul Raiser) who is now in charge of the lab. The Duffer brothers say the show will be exploring “different kinds of horror” during this season so fans have got a lot to look forward too.
Season 2 of Stranger Things comes to Netflix, Halloween 2017.