Netflix finally announces Stranger Things season two

first_imgGood news? We’ll definitely be returning to the Upside Down. Netflix announced Wednesday that its sleeper hit Stranger Things has been officially renewed for its second season, which will air in 2017.To mark the occasion, Netflix released a teaser, which depicted an altered version of the opening title sequence featuring phrases that we can assume are the names of the second season episodes.Entertainment Weekly spoke with the Duffer Brothers, the creators of the show, about what to expect in the next season. Some things fans of the show could’ve already predicted, such as an expected return to the Upside Down, but they also said that audiences will be seeing four new characters, the world outside the town of Hawkins, and the return of some (but not all) characters.“We’re really excited about continuing the story,” Matt Duffer told EW. “There’s a comfort factor in that we know people love and have responded to this world and these characters.”Stranger Things has been a surprising hit this summer, thanks in part to its retro feel, its charismatic kid stars, and its blend of science fiction horror and friendship. It’s especially drawn attention as an homage to 80s movies such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, as well as basically every other 80s pop culture icon and reference (the Retroist broke all of them down if you want to impress your friends).But will a second season be able to capture the same energy? While the finale left the room for a second season– leaving many questions unanswered– the main story was still wrapped up in a satisfying way. The first season could easily stand alone, with many calling for Stranger Things to become an anthology series instead of following up on the mystery surrounding Will Byers.However, the Duffer Brothers stated that there is still plenty of mythology to explore, such as with the workings of the Upside Down and the organization that opened the portal to it. They also tell fans not to worry, as they’ll be approaching the second season in the same way they made the first.“As much as possible, we’re trying to approach it the same as season 1, which is to write stuff that we’re excited about and we think is cool,” Matt Duffer continued. “The hope is that it translates to the fans and that people fall in love with it again.”Plus, I would certainly love to see some of those kids again, including Eleven, who may or may not be returning.last_img read more

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