Here’s What ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 is About… For the Most Part

After delivering a pretty cool trailer Super Bowl Sunday, we now have some plot details for Stranger Things, season 2. We have the details of the story, but the Duffer Brothers aren’t about to spoil the critters we might see.

David Harbour, who plays Sheriff Hopper, spoke to EW about the upcoming season. Hopper is charged with keeping truth and rumor straight as we pick up from the events of season one a year later. He’s also trying to keep the disappearance of Barb under wraps. “It kind of falls on Hopper to be the voice of authority to say, ‘This did happen and this didn’t happen,’” he said. “He’s struggling with the compromise that takes him to, having to lie and cover things up.”

Will is back but he’s still not quite right while his mom, Joyce (Winona Ryder), tries to get their lives back in order. She’s also gotten back into the dating game, reconnecting with an old high school flame, played by Sean Astin. Here are some more details from the EW article:

Siblings Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Mike are also much changed and mourning the (seeming) deaths of friends Barb and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown). “She and Mike are both the most screwed-up because they’re the ones who both lost someone,” says co-creator Ross Duffer. “They’re both grappling with that, and we see the effects.”

Shaking up the dynamics in Hawkins is the arrival of another brother-sister duo, Billy (Dacre Montgomery) and Max (Sadie Sink). While Max becomes pals with the boys and attracts romantic interest from Lucas and Dustin (played by actors Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo), Billy doesn’t exactly make friends. Teases Matt Duffer, “Stephen King always has really great human villains. The evil in the real world is often as bad or worse than the supernatural evil, so we wanted to introduce a character like that.”

So there’s clearly a lot happening this time around, a lot of… Stranger Things… (I’m sorry), and we haven’t even gotten to Paul Reiser’s role as the new boss of the shady lab where the Upside Down was exposed.

It will be a lot of fun to see what sort of nostalgia-based creatures the Duffer Brothers throw at us. We have until Halloween to dig up more clues.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
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