“Stranger Things 2”, which debuted this past October, took place in 1984, with the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers had been rescued from the Upside Down, but a bigger, more sinister entity still threatened those who survived. The best episode of “Stranger Things” season 2 dared to break the mold, John Squires wrote.
The series stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, and Sadie Sink as Max, among others.
The series is created by The Duffer Brothers, who also serve as executive producers and directors along with Shawn Levy (who also directs), Dan Cohen and Iain Patterson. “Stranger Things” is a Netflix production.
“Stranger Things” received 18 Emmy nominations this year (with five wins) and was honored with the 2017 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, as well as the 2017 Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television — Drama from the Producers Guild of America.