David Harbour has elaborated on the cover-up going on in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana when season two of Stranger Things launches on Netflix this October.
Season two picks up a year following the events of season one in the fall of 1984 as the series explores the consequences of the time Will (Noah Schnapp) spent in the Upside Down as well as the interdimensional gate that is still open at the Department of Energy. Following the deal he made with the Hawkins Lab in the season one finale — selling out Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) in order to rescue Will — Chief Hopper finds himself trying to control the narrative surrounding the experiment gone wrong at the lab to protect the townspeople from knowing the lab gave way to an interdimensional rift which unleashed a terrifying monster into our world.
During a recent chat with UPROXX, Harbour teased several of the struggles Hopper is faced with in season two as he revealed the Chief is at the top of the cover-up itself and confirmed that he did indeed know that Eleven was still alive at the end of the finale when he placed the Eggos in the supply box in the forest:
“There’s a bit of a cover-up kind of going on that Hopper is head of. We don’t need people to know about the interdimensional monster that was running around town. He’s also got the Barb thing. Barb was never found, so that’s addressed. And then he’s got this reemergence of Eleven, which he knows something about at the end of last season. There is some interaction on that front, in terms of his relationship with Eleven, and we see what that becomes in season two, which is very complex. Hopper is sort of pulled in a lot of different directions.”
Hawkins is set to face a new monster this year when the adventure continues in the fall of 1984 as the world is now turning upside down itself. Season two has been teased as bigger and darker than the first season but will still include plenty of heart as it remains faithful to the world established in the first season of the streaming service’s ’80s homage.
Stranger Things 2 stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, and Noah Schnapp. The series has also added Sean Astin (The Goonies), Paul Reiser (Aliens), Brett Gelman (Jobs), and Danish actress Linnea Berthelsen into the mix as well.
Stranger Things 2 hits Netflix this Halloween. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Stranger Things as we learn it.
‘Stranger Things’: Top 11 Moments Of Season 1
Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Things became an instant pop culture phenomenon after its debut last July. The Netflix Original not only pays homage to ’80s pop culture, Stranger Things actually lives up to its predecessors and deserves a place next to them on the shelf. Chances are you, or someone you know is completely obsessed with the show.
Now that we’ve seen the teaser, the wait is going to be even more arduous. To help fill the void as we begin the long wait for Stranger Things season 2, I’ve put together a list of the top 11 moments from the show.
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