Saturday, February 18, 2017
Information has slowly been trickling out about what fans can expect from the future of Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” but at least we know when they will finally get to enjoy Season 2: Halloween.
The release date for the next set of nine episodes came when Netflix dropped a short teaser trailer during Super Bowl 51. It gave fans just enough information to confirm a few things we’ve been waiting to hear. For instance, we know definitively that Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) will be back in Season 2. And we know the Upside Down is going to play a major role in the story. The tagline for the trailer, “The World is Turning Upside Down” is a big hint for what we can expect out of “Stranger Things 2.”
Clips from the trailer suggest that, unlike the man-sized Demogorgon creature from Season 1, “Stranger Things” Season 2 will play host to a much and scarier Upside Down-esque creature. Fan theories suggest that it’s another pseudo-“Dungeons & Dragons” monster called the Thessalhydra.
We also have heard a few other key tidbits. There are several new characters coming to “Stranger Things” in Season 2, and some famous casting to go with them. Paul Reiser (“Mad About You”) is joining the cast as a new government heavy named Dr. Owens, and his character is inspired, at least in some ways, by Reiser’s character Carter Burke in the 1986 movie “Aliens.”
Sean Astin (“The Lord of the Rings”) is joining up as another adult around town named Bob Newby. Bob went to high school with Sheriff Hopper (David Harbour) and Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder). He’s also Joyce’s new boyfriend, much to Hopper’s chagrin, it seems.
We also know there are a few new kids joining the group. Max (Sadie Sink) is a tomboy who will be hanging out with Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Will (Noah Schnapp). Dacre Montgomery plays her older step-brother, Billy.
We’re still thin on “Stranger Things” Season 2 details as far as plot, but for now, at least we have a countdown clock for new episodes.
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