The young cast of the Netflix smash hit series Stranger Things including Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp are featured on the cover of the May issue of Emmy magazine and People has revealed an exclusive first look at their interview in which they offer some interesting teases for the sequel season the streaming service has branded as Stranger Things 2.
Stranger Things 2 has been teased as bigger and darker than the first season as it takes influences from the sequels of James Cameron that aspire to pivot and do something new and exciting while it remains familiar to the core of the series that audiences fell in love with last summer.
Plot details are still under wraps but the series will pick up a year after the events of Will’s disappearance in 1983 and it will explore the consequences of his time spent in the upside down as well as the interdimensional gate which is still open at the Department of Energy. Mike (Finn Wolfhard) and Nancy (Natalia Dyer) will still be reeling from the loss of Eleven and Barb while Chief Hopper struggles to deal with situations where he makes the wrong choice because of his desire to be a hero.
In the new interview with the magazine, Gaten Matarazzo who plays Dustin Henderson teased that the next adventure will take some time to spotlight each of the characters individually:
“The great thing about this season is you get to see insights into each character on their own. You’re going to see a lot more into the lives of how the characters are coping with what’s been going on.”
As for the effect their first adventure had on them, Matarrazo explained that they have all been damaged by the toll the upside down has taken on Will:
“I think they’re all very emotionally scarred. They feel alone because their best friend is back and he’s not acting like their best friend anymore. He’s changed.”
Wolfhard also told the magazine that the new season of the sci-fi-horror-adventure will include some more realistic challenges for the characters:
“There are going to be some challenges that the characters face that are real. That are disturbing…”
He went on to tease that season two will lean much more into the horror genre than season one did:
“I think this season will be a lot more dark. A lot more horror oriented. I think people are going to like it better than the first season.”
As for the characters dealing with more realistic challenges and things being even scarier and more disturbing than season one, it’s possible Wolfhard could be referring to the new character Billy played by Dacre Montgomery (Power Rangers) who has been teased as a violent and unpredictable villain in the mix for the teenagers.
You can watch the sneak peek of the interview with the kids and check out the cover below.
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 series has also added Sean Astin (The Goonies), Paul Reiser (Aliens), Brett Gelman (Jobs), Danish actress Linnea Berthelsen and broadway star Sadie Sink.
The adventure continues in the fall of 1984 as the world is turning upside down. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Stranger Things as we learn it.
Stranger Things Season 2 hits Netflix this Halloween.