Stranger Things Season 2 Will Bring Us Answers


Without a doubt, one of the biggest hits last year, in any medium, was Stranger Things. Netflix’s sci-fi/horror series came from seemingly nowhere and took the world by storm, hooking viewers almost instantly with its gripping and intriguing mysteries and likeable characters. Not to mention all the nods and references it made towards classic ’80s properties. As such, it was no surprise when a second season was announced for October of this year.

Pegged for a Halloween premiere on Netflix, word is that the show’s next outing is more horror-oriented than the first, while composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein have been busy teasing an extended stint in the Upside Down – presumably to rescue Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven, Eggos and all. But for all of the Stranger Things coverage currently littering the Internet, there are precious few details out there regarding the actual story arc of season 2.

That’s not too surprising, either, as apparently, the show is taking a page out of the Game of Thrones playbook when it comes to keeping plot details under wraps. And while they have been doing a pretty good job of preventing stuff from leaking, the cast have now begun to open up a bit on what to expect. Or at least, they’ve begun to open up as much as they possibly can when it comes to a show as shrouded in secrecy as Stranger Things is.

In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, Gaten Matarazzo – who plays Dustin – teased fans with this little tidbit:

“…[A] good amount of explanation that they’ve been looking for [is there], but there are also some new stories coming in that you’re gonna want to hear about if there is a Season 3. Also, we got another cliffhanger in there for ya, so that’s gonna be exciting.”

While not terribly substantial as far as updates go, it’s a tantalizing statement from the young actor. Not only is it assuring to hear that the next batch of episodes will bring with it some much needed explanations for what went down in season 1, but the tease of another cliffhanger is interesting, too, as it means that while we may get some answers, the show won’t provide complete closure once the new season reaches its conclusion. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, of course, and we’re plenty excited to see what twists and turns the writers have in store for us this year.

The sophomore outing of Stranger Things has been earmarked for a Halloween premiere on Netflix. Expect Will Byers to become the focal point of season 2, while the show’s executive producer and co-director Shawn Levy has also been teasing the possibility of a five-season arc for the series.

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