Stranger Things was the hype of pop culture last year during the short but very successful run of its first season on Netflix. At first glimpse, the show appears to be a cheap chic throwback to ‘80s cult classics, but maybe that surface gloss of nostalgia is all it takes to draw viewers into a deeper world of meaning. If you haven’t seen the eight episode sci fi thriller yet, the Netflix original series can easily be watched in one day.
David Harbour, actor who plays the town’s troubled sheriff Hopper, told Entertainment Weekly, “It’s really permeated the culture,”and added “People love the characters so much, and they have such an emotional response.”
The Duffer Brothers, co-creative genius twins who penned the show’s script and directed it, are prepped for the show’s second season.
Ross Duffer claimed, “It’s a balance of the comfort you’re familiar with but then trying to take it in new directions,” of Stranger Things 2, set to air in October on Netflix.
Matt Duffer said that the show is taking serious steps to insure that leaks are minimal until the airing dates. The Duffer Bros consulted with Game of Thrones creators to learn some necessary tricks to keeping spoilers from the Internet. The Internet was abuzz with speculation from the conclusion of the first season’s eighth and final episode. Despite the show’s production lockdown, the Stranger Things team has come forward with some information revealing directors and episode titles for the new season. Among the surprises, Andrew Stanton from Pixar’s Finding Dory film will be stepping in to shoot two episodes.
Stranger Things 2 is meant to pick up a year after the events of the first season. David Harbour clued in to Vanity Fair that the events of the first five minutes will really shock the audience and move the series forward into different arcs.