While the Duffer Brothers have promised fans that the second season of Stranger Things will explore new types of horror for our heroes to face, the creative team on the Netflix series had to face some new challenges themselves during production on the show’s sophomore year: public scrutiny. While the first season of Stranger Things became a pop culture phenomenon, the producers and crew on the show were afforded a certain level of anonymity during production on season one because the series had yet to become a worldwide hit. With that luxury no longer available to them for season two’s production, executive producers Ross Duffer and Shawn Levy revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that they turned to the team on HBO’s Game of Thrones for security advice.
With Game of Thrones also being subject to fan scrutiny, Levy explained what advice they sought from the producers of the HBO hit.
“We literally consulted with the producers on Game of Thrones to learn security protocols.”
Stranger Things co-creator Ross Duffer offered a humorous take on how security precautions have changed.
“I just knew I used to throw my sides away and now they have to be burnt.”
Levy elaborated on Duffer’s comments.
“We had no security protocols last season and we have extensive security protocols this season. I can’t speak about what they are because then people could crack them. We protect every story point, every page of every script.”
Actress Millie Bobby Brown, who portrays Eleven on the series, also commented on the added security measures.
“Now we have a code name [for the show] and now I have a code name! It’s this weird thing. On the call sheets our names are across it and if we lose it, we’re dead.”
With reports that the Duffer Brothers have four to five seasons of Stranger Things planned, one can imagine that the security protocols for the show will only have to evolve if the nostalgia-driven series continues to grow in popularity.
Stranger Things season two will be released on Netflix on Halloween 2017.
Source: Entertainment Weekly