The opening season of Netflix’s Stanger Things may have been teeming with memorable moments and breakout performances, but Millie Bobby Brown arguably stole the show as Eleven, a reticent orphan who escapes the fictional Hawkins National Laboratory and, in doing so, develops an insatiable taste for Eggos.
Last seen confronting the Demogorgon in order to spare Mike and the gang, many feared that Millie Bobby Brown’s pint-sized heroine had slipped into the Upside Down forever. Left to rot beside Barb and all of the other victims that had been dragged into the show’s nightmarish alternate reality.
Thankfully that’s not the case, as Netflix has today unveiled the first clip from Stranger Things season 2 and it brings us back to Hawkins High – or, more specifically, its horrific mirror image. And so, after a brief introduction from Millie Bobby Brown herself, who has already muscled her way into Hollywood’s big leagues thanks to a role in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, above you’ll see Eleven claw through a glimmering portal and back into the normal world.
And not a moment too soon. With Will Byers still reeling from his experience in the Upside Down, not to mention those visions of a towering Shadow Monster (Thessalhydra?) looming over Hawkins, it’s clear that Mike and the gang aren’t out of the woods yet. In fact, if series creators Matt and Ross Duffer are to believed, the second season of Stranger Things will actually be more intense than the first – not least because it’s poised to stretch for nine episodes as opposed to the original run of eight.
On October 27th, the folks of Hawkins will be battening down the hatches in preparation for Stranger Things season 2. And we can hardly wait.