Wicked Horror has just learned that the Netflix original series Stranger Things has officially commenced production on its sophomore season! The streaming content provider took to Twitter to make the announcement. The official account for the series posted a message saying: “back in production, see you next year, #strangerthingst“. Check out the picture included in the read below. It appears to have been taken at a table read for the new season.
Much of the cast from the first season is returning. It was recently confirmed that Millie Bobby Brown will also be reprising her role as Eleven. It was previously up in the air if she would be back. New additions to the second season include Sadie Sink (The Americans) and Dark Montgomery (Power Rangers). Per Variety: “Sadie Sink will play Max, a tomboy with a complicated history and a suspicious streak. Dacre Montgomery will play Billy, Max’s older step-brother. Billy is a charismatic Camaro-driving drinker, a classic girlfriend-stealing bad boy.”
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 previously released 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 let us know that there will be nine episodes in season two and it lists each one by name.
The Duffer Brothers recently 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 the site. “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.”
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.