Just in time for Friday the 13th, Netflix dropped the final trailer for the second season of their smash hit, Stranger Things. Last year the streaming service caught the world off guard with a fresh new series that felt simultaneously nostalgic and brand new. Now, they are back with an entire new season of thrills.
The series made a star out of David Harbour (upcoming Hellboy reboot) while bringing back 80’s icon Winona Ryder (Beetlejuice). It follows her son Will (Noah Schnapp) who is mysteriously kidnapped by a supernatural force. When the adults can’t make sense of the disappearance, his brother Mike (Finn Wolfhard), and other friends Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) embark on a dangerous journey to recover him. Along the way, they are befriended by Eleven, a medical patient on the run with terrifying telekinetic abilities.
Stranger Things was set in Hawkins, Indiana in the 1980’s and was brought to the screen by the Duffer Brothers, whose love for the decade pours out of every frame. The second season takes place about a year after the events of the first and Will clearly has not fully recovered from his time in the Upside Down. He is plagued with apocalyptic visions that are more real than anyone may be expecting…or ready for.
There are also a few notable additions to the cast, particularly for fans of the 80’s, with Paul Reiser (Aliens) and Sean Astin, who was the leader of The Goonies, which should provide some prime meta material. The breakout season has already increased the profile of actors such as Wolfhard and Charlie Heaton, who both earned starring roles in the smash hit It and the upcoming X-Men horror film, The New Mutants.
The second season will be arriving in time for Halloween, so don’t get lost in the Upside Down for too long. Enjoy the trailer!
It’s a new year in Hawkins, but normalcy remains out of reach. Somewhere beyond them, yet everywhere around them, a sinister power still lurks.
Season 2 of Stranger Things will be available in its entirety on Netflix on October 27th, 2017.