The nine-episode second season of Netflix’s Stranger Things will begin streaming on October 27th. It’s been more than a year since the kids from Hawkins first faced the otherworldly monsters from The Upside Down. The show was a huge success, and this new season faces enormous expectations from fans. Stranger Things’ eight-episode first season leaves off after the Hawkins kids confront The Upside Down’s Demogorgon and a slew of federal agents trying to contain the situation. Meanwhile, Sheriff Hopper (David Harbour) and Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) travel to the other world, where they finally discover and rescue Joyce’s son Will. The monster discovers the kids, but Eleven destroys it and vanishes. The show then jumps forward a month, showing that everything is starting to get back to normal, until Will coughs up a slug-like creature and has a vision of the world he just escaped. It’s a clear setup for more dealings with The Upside Down and its … [Read more...] about Everything we know about Stranger Things’ second season (and beyond)
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This past Friday, Netflix released the second season of its hit series Stranger Things. Last year, the show appeared out of nowhere, catching pretty much everyone by surprise with its combination of retro-‘80s nostalgia and Steven Spielberg-meets-Stephen King storytelling. But this year, it was all about the expectations, with the streaming service creating a wave of hype that framed the show’s return as one of the must-watch entertainment events of the year. Now that we’ve actually had a chance to see what series creators the Duffer brothers put together for the sequel, a group of us here at The Verge decided to sit down and discuss our feelings about Stranger Things season 2. The nostalgia, new characters like Eight, Billy, and Bob, and the unanswered questions — we’re going to dig into it all. It should probably go without saying, but just in case:spoilers ahead. Did the new season recapture that surprise Stranger Things magic? Bryan: I really loved the … [Read more...] about Question Club: Is Stranger Things season 2 a worthy sequel to the original?
New actors have joined the cast of "Stranger Things," making season 2 even more fun to speculate about. Actor Sean Astin ("Lord of the Rings" trilogy) will play Bob Newby, a "kindhearted former nerd who went to high school with Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Hopper (David Harbour) and now manages the local Hawkins RadioShack," Entertainment Weekly reported Monday. Related stories Relive the creepiest 'Stranger Things' moments with cute Funko figures Retro 'Stranger Things' news report on Barb's disappearance 'Stranger Things' recipes let you dine on a Demogorgon It will be interesting to see what electronic gizmos the characters piece together next season thanks to having a friend at RadioShack. On the bad guy side, actor Paul Reiser ("Mad About You," "Aliens") will play Dr. Owens, a "high-ranking member within the Department of Energy on a 'clean-up' assignment, tasked with containing the events of last year." Reiser, best known for his comedic roles, was also brilliant as the bad guy … [Read more...] about ‘Stranger Things’ adds a hobbit and more to its cast
Now Playing: Watch this: Stranger Things 2: teaser debuts at Super Bowl 2017 0:30 Get ready for brand new creepy moments in "Stranger Things 2," arriving on Netflix this Halloween.The new trailer, which aired during the Super Bowl Sunday, shows not only characters looking very afraid, but what appears to be an enormous monster invading during a storm. Plus, is that Will being tested by a bunch of scientists?"Stranger Things 2" takes place in 1984, a year after the events of season 1. This means that fans will get even more pop culture references from movies that debuted that year including "Gremlins," "Red Dawn," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "The Terminator." 12 'Stranger Things 2' trailer, dissected shot by spooky shot On Friday, Entertainment Weekly released the first new photo from season 2. In it, three of the main characters -- Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Mike (Finn Wolfhard) and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) -- are wearing "Ghostbusters" costumes for … [Read more...] about Stormy new evil looms in ‘Stranger Things 2’ trailer
Hawkins Power and Light is more than just an electric company in Netflix's hit series "Stranger Things." The company has a hidden agenda, testing children -- namely the character Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) -- for various paranormal powers including telekinesis and remote viewing (RV).At the end of the first season, the company's secret program was discovered by some of the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana, including Sheriff Jim Hopper (David Harbour), Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) and Will Byers' friends. So what they'll be up to in the second season -- which debuts on Oct. 27 -- is anyone's guess, but it will most likely still be nefarious. More 'Stranger Things' Send your own 'Stranger Things' message from the Upside Down 'Stranger Things' addict? Here’s how Netflix sucked you in Visit the Upside Down with 'Stranger Things' board games See the 'Stranger Things' kids trick or treat as Ghostbusters In a fun viral marketing campaign from Netflix and creative shop Doner L.A., fans … [Read more...] about Calling Hawkins Power will give you ‘Stranger Things’ clues