The new trailer for Stranger Things season 2 debuted at the show’s Comic-Con panel. The new season hits Netflix October 27th, 2017.
Stranger Things Ramps Up
Last July, Netflix released a new series inspired by the Spielberg/Zemeckis films of the 1980’s. They relied on minimal advertising and let word of mouth spread the show. And boy did it work. The show, Stranger Things, caught on like wildfire. Within weeks, the internet buzzed about the strange dealings in Hawkins, Indiana and where the story should go next. Many suspected Stranger Things was an anthology show and a second season would follow a different cast of characters. However, the Duffer Brothers confirmed season 2 would follow the same folks in the aftermath of season 1.
It was a divisive decision. But, season 1 featured plenty of loose ends that could provide a road map for season 2. After all, Eleven was missing. Will didn’t truly escape the grasp of the Upside Down. Also, he vomited an inter dimensional slug into the Hawkins’ water system. And, of course, we need justice for Barb. In the end, the Duffers built a direct line towards a second season. Fortunately, the wait for that second season is drawing to a close. The series returns on October 27th, 2017.
In the months since Stranger Things blew up the internet, there’s been scarce information about the new season. A teaser trailer debuted during The Super Bowl, and a few pieces of art found their way online. But that’s about it. So, during the show’s recent Comic-Con panel, we got our first extensive look at Stranger Things season 2. And it rules so hard. Check out what might be my favorite trailer this year below!
Strange Things Are Afoot In Hawkins, IN
Okay, there’s a lot to unpack. But let’s appreciate how great that trailer is. It’s perfectly edited, gives viewers a sense of the scope and tone of the second season, and doesn’t reveal too much of the plot. Also, Vincent Price’s brilliant Thriller voice over brings the whole thing together. Overall, the escalation for season 2 hits the nail on the head. The Upside Down isn’t finished with Will and is threatening to break through in an unstoppable surge. Eleven is M.I.A. Reformed d-bag Steve is having relationship problems with Nancy.
And that’s the beauty of Stranger Things. Many folks decry the show for being a simple reference machine for 80’s nostalgia. Sure, there are a lot of 80’s references, and some of them feel out of place (The Thing was not a hit when it released, so the boys having a poster of it is a little odd). However, all of those references and nostalgia are in service to the unique world, characters, and mythos the Duffers created. Hawkins, IN is their Castle Rock, ME. Inspiration is greater than adaptation, and Stranger Things sets out to prove that point in spades.
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