Things are getting strange again! Viewers are about to reenter the Upsidedown. Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ was THE buzziest show of last summer and Season Two is drawing closer. But… well, sadly it’s still quite a ways off. Unlike Season One, the sophomore installment won’t become available to stream until fall this year. Netflix has announced that ‘Stranger Things’ Season Two will be released on October 27.
The streaming service did, however, release a description/synopsis for the upcoming episodes:
It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demagorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.
In addition, Netflix has released a new poster and a trailer.
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) July 11, 2017
There’s really no way to predict where this innovative series will go. The first season was a surprise hit, with an emphasis on surprise. No one knew what to expect, but once they got a taste, it was addictive and one of the most engaging Netflix Originals around.
We do know that Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) is back with his friends, but at the end of Season One, we saw that having been trapped in the Upsidedown changed him. Surely this will play a large role in the upcoming episodes.
We also know that the show has added some new cast members including Sean Astin as Bob Newby (get it?), reportedly as a new love interest that comes between Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) and Police Chief Jim Hopper (David Harbour) as well as ‘Power Rangers” Dacre Montgomery as Billy, a troubled teen, who will most likely have some interaction with Jonathan Byers (Charlie Heaton), Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer) and Steve Harrington (Joe Keery).
Though the show won’t won’t be out for months, there WILL be a ‘Stranger Things’ presence at San Diego Comic-Con, which will include David Harbour (right and yes, completely gratuitous). (So far he’s the only cast or crew member confirmed, but hopefully, there will be many more participants.)
When the show returns, it will also star Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, and Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler. And sorry Internet, not Shannon Purser as Barb.
More news should emerge next week, during SDCC so check back for more updates.
Are you ready to get strange again?