The 80s themed sci-fi thriller Stranger Things proved a massive hit with Netflix audiences when it premiered in 2016. Since the first seasons’ release, fans have been eagerly awaiting news about the Duffer Brothers’ second instalment. In a kickass Super Bowl trailer released early this year, the streaming giant announced that the show would return in October – but no official release date was given… until now.
Mark your calendars, because Stranger Things 2 is heading back to Netflix October 27!
The news was announced via Twitter alongside a brand new teaser snippet. The short clip follows the four D&D loving youngsters, as they ride their trademark bicycles along a long Hawkins road in the midst of a horrifying thunderstorm. The eerie storm also made an appearance in the Super Bowl trailer, which unveiled a brief glimpse of a gigantic otherworldly monster that looks like it could put the Demogorgon to shame.
While Stranger Things 2 plot details have been kept under wraps, we know that the second season will take place in 1984, and will be scarier and weirder than the first. According to Matt Duffer, season two will once again draw from 80 pop-culture faves, with influences from greats like Alien, Terminator 2, the Temple of Doom, and Ghost Busters.
In an interview with People Magazine, Finn Wolfhard revealed that the second instalment won’t shy away from darkness.
“There are going to be some challenges that the characters face that are real. That are disturbing,” says main cast member Finn Wolfhard, who, following his role in the upcoming Stephen King film ‘It’, is certainly no stranger to horror.
“I think this season will be a lot more dark. A lot more horror oriented. I think people are going to like it more than the first season.”
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) July 11, 2017
Stranger Things 2 returns October 27. Watch the Super Bowl trailer Below: