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Breaking: Netflix Announces “Stranger Things” Season 2!

“Strangerer Things”?

Netflix is wasting no time is gearing up for a second season to their breakout summer series, “Stranger Things”.

Bloody Disgusting learned today that Netflix has ordered “Stranger Things 2”, with writers/creators Matt and Ross Duffer returning to the “Upside Down”.

Set to debut in 2017, there will be 9 new episodes that take place in the fall of 1984 (with titles like “The Pumpkin Patch,” I think we’re in for a Halloween-themed season!)

It will be produced by 21 Laps for Netflix. Executive Producers are Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen and the Duffer Brothers.

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Here’s what the Duffers had to say about returning cast members, which could include Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and even Matthew Modine. But, is it possible we won’t see Eleven?!

Passing on the anthology craze, the Duffers opted to tell a continuing story in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. “I don’t think we ever thought anthology,” says Ross Duffer to 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, 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,” says Ross Duffer. “We leave that up in the air.”

The kids will also be exploring the Upside Down even more.

“We kinda just peeled back the curtain and revealed a tiny bit of the Upside Down,” says Matt. “So we definitely want to explore a little bit more. There’s a lot we don’t know about the Upside Down at the end of season 1.” Adds Ross: “We obviously have this gate to another dimension, which is still very much open in the town of Hawkins. And a lot of questions there in terms of, if the Monster is dead, was it a singular monster? What else could be out there? We really don’t go in there much until they go in to find Will at the end. So we’ve opened up this doorway, and to us it’s exciting to talk about, like, what else is behind there? There’s a lot more mystery there to be solved.”

The Duffers also reveal James Cameron as a major inspiration for “Stranger Things 2” citing Aliens and Terminator 2 as examples.

A love letter to the supernatural classics of the ’80s, “Stranger Things” is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

Watch for more info soon. For now, below is the official announcement trailer.

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COMMENTS

28 Comments
  • Charles Cumella

    Yay! Great news! Hopefully Winona Ryder moves out of town though…

  • Khy

    Yay. As long as they don’t try and tinker with what’s not broke then I believe we’ll be in for a solid season.

  • Dr. Rotz

    Can’t wait. Absolutely loved season 1 and now incredibly excited to see what they do with season 2. Here’s to hoping it’s another great one! The fact that it’s set in the fall is even more exciting.

  • Vincent Kane

    Yaaaasssss!!!

  • Grimphantom

    Didn’t waste? Netflix had since July and saw how positive the show receive, i seen other shows getting another season when they still showing the 2nd or 3rd episode.

    I’m liking the whole Pumpkin patch theme and also that 1984 will be the new timeline.

    • Weresmurf

      Exactly, they let the show run for 2 months on its own steam to keep views, now they announce it, it’ll pick up again in views for a few months. Keeps the show relevant.

  • h3X3n

    Personally I would have preferred an anthology set in the 80’s rather than a ongoing story. I was okay with having things left unresolved. Most masterpieces of horror/fantasy fiction purposefully leave things unresolved and it’s up to the viewer to decide what would happen next. I mean Stephen King himself did this all the time in his early years and nobody complained.

    • THGrimm

      I agree. I liked this storyline a lot, but I’d like to see what the Duffer Brothers would do with something else. Though, they did write a lot of lore for this so I’m in to see where this goes.

  • Sgt Howie

    I didn’t get the one news bit I was hoping for- the resurrection of Barb.

    • J Jett

      i loved Barb! the actress who played her, Shannon Purser, has been cast in the new CW show RIVERDALE!

  • J Jett

    oh HELL YES!! so excited!! i’ve watched season1 three times now and i can’t wait for season 2!

    • The Heatmiser

      That’s nice, now go play on the teeter totter with all the other little ones while the adults deal with all the things grown ups are supposed to do.

      • Johnny

        Go fuck yourself.

        • Lirabelle

          He’s obviously not a real adult, or he would be missing the Teeter Totter by now.

        • The Heatmiser

          Bite me. The guy says he’s in his 40’s yet all of his posts sound like they are written by a small child. 3 times? That’s a tad bit obsessive.

          • markemark

            You, you cock and balls. Settle down over there.

          • Why so salty?

  • Richter Belmont

    Nine new episodes that take place in the fall of 1984?

    Yes!! Bring on the pastels, rolled-up sleeves, and Winona Ryder doing aerobics to Duran Duran!

  • Gabe Peña

    meh.

  • Weresmurf

    Strangely enough I hope Eleven ISNT in season 2, but they hint towards her, having her return in season 3 possibly? I also hope at maximum, it’s a 5 season show. Have the timeframe skip a year or two here and there, end it in say, the early 90s? After all, in a few years the kids will look old enough anyhow.

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    Just finished Season 1 the other day. It was alright. A bit over-hyped, but I did enjoy the 80’s setting and the care they took in recreating a lot of the little nuances from that era I love so much. I enjoyed those things far more than the story.

  • I’m one of the few that thinks Season 1 works as a standalone story – loose-ends and all. It’s a dark ending, but it works.

    I was hoping for an anthology series with a different cast and main plot each season, perhaps connected by the recurring “Upside Down” or even featuring a cameo from 11.
    With this crazy popularity though, there’s little chance Netflix would want that. I just hope the Duffer brothers have some solid ideas on where to take it.

    • Meisha’s Taint

      Different cast?????????????????????????????????????

      Oh hell no.

  • Meisha’s Taint

    Great season. Ill watch it again before Halloween for sure.

    Halloween is almost here anyone have any suggestions to add to the Que for Halloween this year??? Anything that takes place during Halloween, released 2015-2016, dark/indie/foreign or anything you think I would like would be appreciated !!!!

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