Stranger Things actor Gaten Matarazzo has shared a promo for season 2 that explores the show’s timeline through a conspiracy theory lens. In just a few short weeks, Stranger Things will return to Netflix for a new season packed with new threats. Following the events of last year’s episodes, things will open in a brand new location and bring aboard some additional characters. Both the location and characters are sure to include mysteries of their own, and that’s not even accounting for the shadow monster that will be terrorizing the show’s protagonists this year.

Equally as exciting as the promise of new horrors and ’80s references, however, is the further exploration of the plots from last season. With a year having passed since the introduction of the Upside Down, the town of Hawkins, Indiana, will be dealing with a new status quo. The show will still find time to examine past events, though, with things such as Barb’s disappearance being addressed through the addition of her parents. And of course, Will’s situation will lead to plenty of drama.

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With the new season of Stranger Things visible on the horizon now, Gaten Matarazzo posted the following promo for the series’ return. Designed in the style of a conspiracy theory slide show, the video contrasts the previous events on the show with the threat of what’s to come in season 2’s 1984 setting. Of course, the clip is also peppered with a few out-there conspiracy theories.

1984 was pretty strange, tbh. #StrangerThings

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For those hoping to gleam any new Stranger Things season 2 plot details from this video, well, better luck next time. After all, the inference that an eclipse, Ghostbusters, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood are all part of a government cover-up involving an influx of alien and supernatural occurrences is ridiculous… right?

Given how much Stranger Things loves to reference the ’80s, it’s only natural that promotions for season 2 reflect that. While most of the elements teased in this new promo probably won’t factor in much in season 2, it is possible that the otherworldly events of Stranger Things will be tied into things that happened in the real world. (Perhaps the shadow monster, the Upside Down, and Eleven’s powers will all be the result of drinking New Coke.) Luckily, we won’t have to wait much longer to find out if that’s the case.

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Stranger Things season 2 arrives October 27 on Netflix.

Source: Gaten Matarazzo

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