Things are about to get even stranger...
Get ready to go back into The Upside Down, or just sit on your couch for an entire weekend doing nothing but binge-watching Stranger Things 2 when it comes out Halloween 2017. The underdog horror/sci-fi series produced by Netflix was a huge hit in the summer of 2016. Nerds and normals alike fell in love with the totally rad 1980s feel of the show, their fantastic cast of talented kids, and giving Winona Ryder a chance to make a stunning comeback, not to mention the gripping story about a small town dealing with the monsters from another dimension, a strange girl with telepathic abilities who can help fight them, and, of course, corrupt government guys who try to thwart them at every turn. I mean, can it even get more ’80s than that?!
But October seems so far away right now, and we’re feeling lonely without Mike and the gang to entertain us. So before you crawl into your bed to hibernate ’til Fall, here’s a few details about the upcoming season that will brighten your spirits!
So Far Away
We’re going to have to wait until Halloween to see our favorite group of kids from Hawkins, Indiana again even though the first installment of Stranger Things came out in July 2016.
But they’ve dropped quite a few hints already about what we can expect from the bombshell that will be Stranger Things 2.
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we know a few things about the upcoming season. The show will premiere on Halloween on Netflix, and we return to Hawkins on Halloween day. It’s been nearly a year since we last saw them.
Will’s mom, Joyce (Winona Ryder), has a new guy in her life. She’s dating her old high school flame, Bob (Sean Astin). And we thought that she was going to hook up with Jim Hopper!
In a recent clip, the child actors that delighted us from the show let us know how popular they are now, especially with celebrities. “We know we’ve given you some serious nostalgia from the 80s,” said Noah Schnapp who played Will Byers. Then Gaten Matarazzo questioned, “Have you seen Millie [Eleven] rap?”
During the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, the kids put on an adorable rap where they revealed that Barb, the poor girl who was taken and forgotten about, is in fact still alive in The Upside Down!