Stranger Things may have failed to win any awards at the 2017 Golden Globes, but anticipation for the second season of Netflix’s series has not waned.
At the BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party, the cast gave a few hints as to what lies ashore for the characters. Noah Schnapp, who plays the missing child Will Byers in Season 1, was added as a series regular for the next season and said:
“You’ll be seeing more of me. I’ll be there. In the last episode, I threw up a slug, so Season 2 begins with what happens from there. There may have been some effect on him. I may or may not have turned into a monster. You’ll have to watch to find out.”
According to Finn Wolfhard, who plays Will’s friend Mike Wheeler, the characters might have to grow up in a hurry to face whatever threat Season 2 holds.
“Now that we’ve done a season, we know exactly about our characters. We are very conscious of them and can take them to the next level. I think we’ve grown up a little bit, and our characters have too. They have been through a lot and have used those experiences to help them grow and to be stronger in Season 2.”
Shawn Levy, Director and Executive Producer of the series, also chimed in on Season 2’s danger:
“Season 2 is bigger and potentially darker in its stakes”
Stranger Things Season 2 features all of the original cast plus Lord of the Rings star Sean Astin, and Paul Reiser from the Emmy award winning sitcom, Mad About You, along with Brett Gelman, Linnea Berthelsen, Sadie Sink, and Dacre Montgomery. Even with the larger cast, Levy promises that the focus will not change from the middle-schoolers that fans grew close to.
“…Season 2 has a bigger cast and is definitely loyal to the kind of magical storytelling that we established in the first season. It’s character-based and still about our core group of characters.”
There’s still no word on when exactly Season 2 will debut, but the crew has been filming in Atlanta for the past three months before recently taking a break for the awards season. Here’s hoping Eleven and gang are doing well when we finally get back to them later this year.
(Source: Vanity Fair)