Netflix has just announced that their hit horror series Stranger Things will be returning for a second season! The streaming service shared the announcement on their Facebook page. And in the accomppnaying teaser video, the streaming provider revealed that the second season will pick up in the fall of 1984. A specific return date has not been announced but the teaser does say that “the adventure continues in 2017”. Presumably it will again be a summer series. But we will let you know for sure as soon as we do. The teaser also lets us know that there will be nine episodes in season two and it lists each one by name. Check out the teaser video for yourself in the player below.
It’s was initially not clear if the second season would feature the same characters or if it would be done in the anthology format. Well, series creators The Duffer Brothers just told EW that the characters we grew to love in season one will be back. In fact, they never really considered going the anthology route as many expected they may. “I don’t think we ever thought anthology,” Ross Duffer told EW. “I think we talked like a larger time jump where the kids are older now and it’s a different decade. That’s something we batted around from the very beginning. But for us, there’s still more story here [in the 1980s], there’s still things that are unresolved.” So, expect to see the return of Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Joyce (Winona Ryder), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), etc. “We don’t know about Eleven,” continued Ross Duffer. “We leave that up in the air.”
The brothers also told the outlet that there will be several new characters and that season two will see a return to The Upside Down. They also said that James Cameron will be an influence in the upcoming season.
The first season of the program revolves around the disappearance of a young boy. It follows the plight of the boy’s family and friends who dedicate their lives to finding him after he vanishes. What the boy’s friends and family soon discover is that there is much more to his disappearance than meets the eye. They learn that government agencies, and supernatural forces play a key role in the lad’s disappearance.