Netflix has been keeping Stranger Things fresh in the minds of its fans, releasing a stream of updates about the upcoming second season over the past few weeks. Now, in addition to being graced with plot details, a teaser trailer and a release date, Netflix has released a brand new set of five images from the upcoming series featuring the characters we have come to know and love and Stanger Things‘ newest badass female Sadie Sink (Max).
According to EW Stranger Things 2 will feature some interesting plot points, including a new boyfriend for Joyce. No, it isn’t Hopper, Joyce will be dating her highschool classmate Bob, played by Sean Astin (The Goonies).
“I think she’s made this choice with Bob because she wants a good father figure in her sons’ lives,” says Ryder. Meanwhile, Sherrif Hopper will have to lie to cover up the events that took place last season.
“It kind of falls on Hopper to be the voice of authority to say, ‘This did happen and this didn’t happen,’” says Harbour.
Newcomer Max (Sadie Sink) will become pals with the boys and garner romantic attention from both Dustin and Lucas. While Max seems to be making friends in the newest season, her brother Billy (Dacre Montgomery) does not. Billy is described as being truly evil.
“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,” says Matt Duffer.
Meanwhile, Mike and his sister Nancy will mourn the loss of their friends.
“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.”
The rift to the Upside Down remains open, and the lab has been taken over by Dr.Owens (Paul Reiser) a high-ranking member in the Department of Energy.
Possibly the coolest and strangest news about the upcoming season is Dustin’s new pet. Dustin is said to bond with his new pet polliwog-like creature that isn’t from this planet or dimension.
Netflix Stranger Things 2 will premiere Halloween, 2017.