Pass the Eggos! Things are about to get a lot Stranger for Netflix users. The popular Netflix series Stranger Things has officially been renewed for a second season. The science fiction series set in 1984 sparked a nostalgic phenomenon across the world amassing three times the demand than the beloved Netflix original Orange is the New Black. Due to its spooky setting, lovable characters, and sentimental tributes 80s films the show quickly became the most popular digital original series in the US during the week of its initial release. The first season of Stranger Things takes place in the fictional Hawkins, Indiana. It follows the disappearance of a young boy named Mike and the attempt by his mother, the police chief, and his friends to get him back. They befriend a mysterious girl named Eleven who will eventually try to help them rescue Mike. According to IMDB.com, the first eight episodes have averaged a 9.1 rating.
Twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer will continue their roles as executive producers. They’ve revealed that there will be four new characters introduced throughout the second season’s nine episodes. However, they think the second installment should be referred to as a sequel rather than a new season. The Duffer brothers also explained that James Cameron will have a heavy influence on the upcoming episodes due to his success with sequel films like Aliens and Terminator 2:Judgment Day. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Duffers said Stranger Things fans will see the return of season one protagonists. “I think we talked like a larger time jump where the kids are older now and it’s a different decade. That’s something we batted around from the very beginning. But for us, there’s still more story here [in the 1980s], there’s still things that are unresolved.” So, expect to see the return of Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Joyce (Winona Ryder), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), etc. “We don’t know about Eleven,” says Ross Duffer. “We leave that up in the air.”
Although the storyline of the second season has not been revealed, Netflix released a teaser trailer featuring the names of the episodes. Among them were “The Pumpkin Patch”, “The Pollywog”, and “The Secret Cabin”. Producer Shawn Levy told SlashFilms what the general concept is going to be. “The plan is to continue with this set of characters while introducing a few critical key new ones next season,” he told SlashFilm. “So I’ll just say that a lot of the big mysteries get answered at the end of Season 1, but we are very much kind of unearthing new problems and questions that merit future stories and future investigation in the most enjoyable way. So we are in love with our cast and our characters.”
We aren’t sure what the new season of Stranger Things will hold, but if it is anything like the first we can expect plenty of drama, horror, and mystery. The second season of the series is set for release in 2017.