Stranger Things stole the show Sunday night at the Screen Actors Guild Awards not only with their first win for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series but also with David Harbour’s intensely powerful and politically charged speech that left him blue in the face. The actor spoke with Vanity Fair regarding the speech and naturally, the conversation shifted to the second season of Stranger Things which is currently filming on location outside of Atlanta, Georgia:
“I got the first script of season two, and the first five minutes I was on my feet going, ‘Yes! Yes!’ Because they open up the world in such a new way. And these characters that I feel like are so iconic, and that we love so deeply, get to really go on different arcs and different journeys and explore these little things that we touched on in their personalities and psychologies. And we get to really expand on that… I really do think it’s going to be thrilling. And you can tweet at me that I’m an idiot if it’s not.”
It’s worth noting that back in August, The Duffer Brothers told Entertainment Weekly back in August that when season two picks up a year later in the fall of 1984, it will do so outside of Hawkins, Indiana for the first scene. There has been much speculation that the opening could feature Roman, a new character played by Danish actress Linnea Berthelsen who has been described as an emotionally damaged woman that suffered a great loss as a child. While she does not live Hawkins, Roman is somehow connected to the experiments at the Hawkins National Lab. You can read the full character description for her character as well as Sean Astin and Paul Reiser’s characters here.
Not only will season two of Stranger Things expand the scope and scale of the story by venturing outside of Hawkins, Indiana, it also seems possible the series will blend the action genre into the sci-fi horror mystery adventure as the series is looking to the sequels by James Cameron — Aliens and Terminator 2 — for inspiration. Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom will also be a touchstone for the Duffers. Essentially they are looking to sequels that aspired to elevate franchises by taking them in new directions and doing something different.
Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, and Noah Schnapp.
The second season hits Netflix sometime in 2017.
Source: Vanity Fair