Entertainment Weekly continues to peel back the layers on Stranger Things season 2, revealing one fascinating plot tidbit at a time.
Earlier today, the outlet debuted an all-new image of the show’s core cast – namely Will, Lucas, Mike and Dustin – suited, booted, and ready to do the rounds trick or treating on All Hallows’ Eve. Together, they form the four Ghostbusters of Hawkins, Indiana, though according to EW’s findings, ghosts and ghouls won’t be the only things to contend with when season 2 premieres this Halloween.
First up, there’s the curious case of Will Byers (AKA The Boy Who Comes Back to Life), who is essentially suffering from PTSD following his time in the Upside Down. Indeed, the first teaser trailer for Stranger Things season 2 largely focused on Will’s bizarre hallucinations (premonitions?), spawning online theories of a potential connection to Dungeons & Dragons.
Beyond that, there’s also Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Mike (Finn Wolfhard) to consider, who seemingly spend the opening portion of season 2 mourning the deaths of Barb and Eleven. We use the term ‘death’ loosely when it comes to Millie Bobby Brown’s character, who can be seen here alongside her young co-stars in EW’s promo images. Lastly, it appears Power Rangers star Dacre Montgomery will embody this year’s Stephen King-inspired human villain. He’ll play Billy, the older brother of Sadie Sink’s Max.
Comprised of nine episodes in total – up one from the original run of eight – Stranger Things season 2 will be with us come Halloween 2017. How do the Duffer Brothers plan to emulate the success of the first season, though? By striking a balance between the old and the new, according to co-creator Ross Duffer.