‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 will have a “Bigger” and “Darker” Chapter

With the first season of Stranger Things, the Netflix Original that has been described as a love letter to the 80’s, being such a rip-roaring success, it’s no surprise fans are anxious for the arrival of Season 2. It therefore came as a huge delight to fans when the television series’ director and executive Shawn Levy revealed that Stranger Things Season 2 is going to be bigger and darker. The announcement came at the annual BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party.

“Season 2 is bigger and potentially darker in its stakes. The threat, which in season 1 was to Will Byers, has grown. That’s all I’m going to say!”

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A threat bigger and darker than the Demogorgon that traveled through walls and tore the Byer house apart? It must be some terrifying fret that poor Will is about to face.

Levy also went on to promise that season 2 will stay true to “the kind of magical storytelling that was established in the first season.” Alongside this, he’s promised while there will be a bigger cast and new characters to fall in love with, the original charming characters that kept us engulfed in the world of season 1 will still be driving this next story.

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Noah Schnapp (Bridge of Spies, Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie, The Circle), who played Will Byer, has meanwhile been promoted to a series regular. Whilst his vanishing was the forefront of the first season, we only saw Schnapp a handful of times as he was “missing” for the majority of it. But now?

“You’ll be seeing more of me,” he confirmed. “In the last episode, I threw up a slug, so season 2 begins with what happens from there.”

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Stranger Things season 2 hasn’t released much else, other than the promotional trailer they used to confirm that the second season would be going ahead. In the trailer, the theme song and iconic moving shot of the red-neon-light title card coming together play – but as they do, the title of each episode is also revealed. These are Madmax, The Boy Who Came Back to Life, The Pumpkin Patch, The Palace, The Storm, The Pollywog, The Secret Cabin, The Brain and The Lost Brother.

Season 1 captured the hearts of multiple audiences when it aired on Netflix, with viewers falling in love with the 80’s vibe, the nostalgic soundtrack and filming, and of course, the incredibly talented and charming young lead characters and their story.

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Stranger Things hasn’t had a confirmed an exact release date for the second season, however Netflix has confirmed it’ll be streaming in July 2017.

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