The much-anticipated second season for Stranger Things will release on Netflix on Oct. 27, and it’s expected to get even stranger than the first.
The nine-episode second season takes place a year later from where the series left off — Halloween 1984. From the trailer, Will is facing some unknown, dark force and appears traumatized from his time in the Upside Down. Ross Duffer, co-creator for Stranger Things, told The Wrap in an interview that viewers can expect the new season to be “certainly bigger” than season one with much larger threats.
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Unlike the first season, the drama will not start right away. But The Wrap reported that once the drama does start, it doesn’t stop.
“The nice thing is we don’t have a kid disappearing in the first 10 minutes, so everybody’s not always turned up to 11 trying to save their friends,” Duffer said. “It allows us to experience these characters more in their normal life for a bit, and have some fun with them. But then once things go wrong, we really escalate the stakes quickly, and it gets pretty crazy toward the end.”
Noah Schnapp, the actor who plays Will, told Entertainment Weekly that season 2 will much “darker and scarier.” He added that Eleven will have more of a significant role in the new season with a plot as intense as Will’s.
“It’s a big climax this season for Eleven and you’ll learn a lot more about her,” Millie Bobby Brown, the actress who plays Eleven told EW. “It’s gonna be very exciting, very unpredictable.”