Netflix really nailed it with Stranger Things. The first season blew viewers away and now that the second season is just four months away, details are emerging and it sounds amazing!
Debuting on Halloween, fans will get nine new episodes (that does NOT feel like enough!) and four new characters. We will be introduced to Max (Sadie Sink) and her brother, Billy (Dacre Montgomery), but one them is “not good news, at all.” We don’t know much beyond that except that one sibling goes to high school while the other is a middle schooler.
Executive producer and director Shawn Levy explained: “We’ve always kinda had that Stephen King kinda model where you have your supernatural threats, but you’ve got your human threats as well. Dacre’s character, Billy, is definitely in that column.”
As for the tone of the upcoming season? “Let’s put it this way, it’s definitely spookier, scarier and bigger in its action in spectacle,” he revealed. “But I’m also quick to add, because so many people have talked about dark season two, it is still these characters that we love… because we’re not Stranger Things if we don’t root for these innocent, broken and not quite, you know, fitting into any mold characters. That applies to our kids, who are like magic, and our teenagers, who are trying to find their way… So, season two is darker, but season two is very much still about us following this ensemble of characters through their challenges and their lives.”
We can hardly wait!