With season two of Stranger Things on its way the Duffer Brothers have confirmed a third season! And a fourth!
“We’re thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out,” Ross Duffer told Vulture. “I don’t know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year,” Duffer added. The cast were fairly quiet on what the story-line will be, but we’ve been promised a “bigger season in some regards”. There will no doubt be more trailers coming out in the near future but for now, this will have to do.Season 2 will be a continuation of the first season.
Matt Duffer has said: “Season 1 actually takes place over the course of six or seven days – it’s a really short period of time.”So part of what we want to do with hypothetical (yeah right) Season 2 is to explore the repercussions of everything that happened.”The cast were fairly quiet on what the story-line will be, but we’ve been promised a “bigger season in some regards.”
The trailer was shown at San Diego Comic Con and it shows the Upside Down is nowhere near finished, plus there’s plenty of Will and Vincent Price’s voice-over from Micheal Jackson’s Thriller. Season 2 premieres October 27, 2017.
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 composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein were nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for their work on the series. “I was on the way to the dentist when I heard the news,” said Kyle Dixon. “Glad I wasn’t already in the chair or I would have missed the call!” “We’re thrilled to be nominated!” added Michael Stein.“It’s a great feeling to be included alongside so many other great composers. It is an honour and a treat.”
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What’s it about?
The streaming site released an official synopsis saying: “A year after Will’s return, everything seems back to normal… but a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins.”
Entertainment Weekly also got a chance to squeeze some details out of the cast and crew revealing the season begins with the kids heading out for Halloween dressed as the Ghostbusters. Will has joined the group again after being rescued from the Upside Down. He starts to see things and the real question is whether they’re real or not, co-creator Matt Duffer reveals.
“So it seems like he’s having some sort of post-traumatic stress disorder,” he adds. We don’t blame him after coughing up that slug. Ew.
Joyce is dating high school classmate Bob (The Goonies’ Sean Astin) to make things a bit more stable for the boys. “I think she’s made this choice with Bob because she wants a good father figure in her sons’ lives,” says Winona Ryder who plays Joyce.
Hopper (David Harbour) is trying to keep all the events of the last season secret to protect the kids and Joyce.Sheriff Hooper is set to “go on a classic hero journey” according to actor David Harbour, but he promised a “wildly different arc” to season one.
“It kind of falls on Hopper to be the voice of authority to say, ‘This did happen and this didn’t happen,’” says Harbour. “He’s struggling with the compromise that takes him to, having to lie and cover things up.”
Meanwhile, Nancy and Mike are mourning the loss of Barb and Eleven.
“She and Mike are both the most screwed-up because they’re the ones who both lost someone,” says co-creator Ross Duffer. “They’re both grappling with that, and we see the effects.”
Billy (Dacre Montgomery) and Max (Sadie Sink) also join the show. Max becomes mates with the boys, and gets the romantic interest from Lucas and Dustin (played by actors Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo) – Billy isn’t as settled.
Matt teased: “Stephen King always has really great human villains. The evil in the real world is often as bad or worse than the supernatural evil, so we wanted to introduce a character like that.”
The Upside Down will have a larger role
The Stranger Things composers hinted the Upside Down may play a large part in season two. Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, on a guest Spotify podcast for South by Southwest discussed what’s to come. The lab is still open, as is the Upside Down rift – but we aren’t sure what monsters will appear. There’s a new pet for Dustin though – a polliwog-like pet. “It’s obviously not from this planet or this dimension,” Matarazzo said.
“There are new characters, fun, and the Upside-Down will be more of a place… you’ll spend more time. So we’ll make a lot more weird music this time around.” The creators have said before they have a 30-page document that answers all the questions about the Upside Down. Ross Duffer said: “The plan in that second season is to get into more of those questions, like why there was only one monster and what the Upside Down is exactly. “We have all those answers and didn’t feel like they were necessary to answer this season.”
Resources: Vulture, Mirror, Netflix, FilmSelect and Entertainment Weekly