Bloody Disgusting reports:
The second season hits Netflix on October 31st, 2017. What can we expect from the return of “Stranger Things” this Halloween? As teased in the Super Bowl spot, it looks like a (massive) new monster is arriving in the town of Hawkins, Indiana this coming season, which is set just about one year after the events of Season 1. Joyce Byers has a new boyfriend (played by Sean Astin!) and Eleven, well, she’s apparently still alive.
We’ve even learned that Dustin will have a pet monster from another dimension!
In a chat with NME, Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos spoke briefly about Season 2, revealing they’ve seen the premiere and are very happy with it.
I have just seen the first episode of season two. It’s fantastic – it delivers on everything that every fan wants. We have a sense that it’s going to be really big.
I loved the first season of Stranger Things and I felt like it said everything that needed to be said about Hawkins, IN and our heroes and heroines. Obviously, with the critical and fan acclaim, a second season was inevitable and from all reports it will be more of the same but bigger/better/beyond, i.e., “everything that every fan wants”.
What I wanted to see in a Stranger Things season two was the same cast, crew and creative team playing around with the same themes and ideas but with a different story. By putting everything in the same story box as season one, I’m afraid that things will become limited. We’ll see how far the creators can push things within the framework of this world—which I am is quite far—but I still wish that they had been more bold in choosing the direction of season two.