Stranger Things fans may be a bit perplexed during the opening moments of the second season. Entertainment Weekly has revealed new details on the ‘sequel’ to the Netflix hit, including how the opening of the new season will be set in a new city instead of the season one setting of Hawkins, Indiana.
Co-creator Matt Duffer explained why they decided to start the second season in a completely different setting:
“I liked opening the show in a place not in Hawkins, in an urban environment. I want people thinking maybe they’ve clicked on the show and then, boom, you realize ‘Oh now we’re still in it.’ But it’s all about broadening, and expanding our world.”
Ross Duffer, who co-created the series with his brother, teased:
“We have all these different threads and you don’t see how possibly all these things could come together and then slowly but surely they all play an integral role in the story this season.”
Though Matt Duffer revealed that there was some resistance to referring to the new season as a sequel considering the poor track record of second installments, the showrunner discussed how much of what fans responded to most aligned with their plans for season 2:
“The good news is that a lot of what we wanted to see or what we responded to, that seems to be what the audience responded to. Like we fell in love with Gaten [Matarazzo], and there were aspects, like Barb [played in season 1 by Shannon Purser], we were already planning to deal with. It felt like there was a nice alignment between what we wanted to see and what other people wanted to see.”
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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.
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. Newcomers include Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, Brett Gelman, Dacre Montgomery, Linnea Berthelsen, and Sadie Sink.
Stranger Things 2 will premiere on Netflix on October 27, 2017.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
‘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.
Click Next to start the list! (FULL SPOILERS, OF COURSE)