Great news Sci-fi fans! A full trailer for Stranger Things has been released at San Diego Comic Con. This series (which made its debut on Netflix in 2016) completely blew everyone (including myself) away and the second season promises to be even cooler than the first one.
More great news is that Eleven, Mike, Will, Lucas, Dustin, Nancy, Steve and Jonathan will all be back in season 2, alongside new characters Billy and Max (played by Dacre Montgomery and Sadie Sink). The boys are big fans of JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and Sean Astin, best known for playing the lead role of Sam in the Lord of the Rings films, is also part of the cast. Paul Reiser (who you might remember from TV’s Mad About You) is also making an appearance. Stranger Things season 2 will premiere on Netflix on the 27th of October 2017.
In case you’re not familiar with Stranger Things, you should know that the Duffer Brothers developed the series as a mix of investigative drama alongside supernatural elements with childlike sensibilities, establishing its time frame in the 1980s and creating a homage to pop culture of that decade. Several themes and directorial aspects were inspired and aesthetically informed by the works of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King, among others. They actually wanted to remake IT, but they were unfortunately turned down.
Stranger Things has received several industry nominations and awards, including winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2016, and receiving eighteen nominations for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series.
It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demogorgon 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. Check out the trailer below:
It looks like Stranger Things season 2 is going to be one hell of a ride and I can’t wait to binge watch it. Let’s hope that it doesn’t disappoint.
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