Stranger Things

Rating
TV-14
Genre
Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director
Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer
Cast
Caleb McLaughlin, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Joe Keery, John Reynolds, Matthew Modine, Millie Bobby Brown, Natalia Dyer, Rob Morgan, Winona Ryder

Synopsis

When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.

Set in the 1980s, Stranger Things is a science-horror television series created by the Duffer Brothers, Matt and Ross for Netflix. The story happens in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana where the disappearance of 12-year old Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) is traced to have paranormal and supernatural causes.

Will disappears on his way home after playing Dungeons & Dragons with his friends. His mother, Joyce (Winona Ryder) gets a strange phone call and believes it is him trying to contact her. Will’s friends, Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) searches for him in the woods and finds a strange girl named Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown)instead. El, as she begins to be called, is a human test subject at Hawkins National Laboratory who ran away.

Joyce continues to hear Will’s voice from the other side of the phone and begins to see Will’s figure trying to go through the wall. More people disappear in town and El begins to reveal the existence of the Upside Down world. In the end, Will is saved and El sacrifices herself to save the people of Hawkins.

The Netflix TV show which was released on July 11, 2016 was an instant hit among its viewers and it did not take long for a second season to be ordered. The second season is scheduled to be released on October 27, 2017. The first season is composed of eight episodes while the second season is composed of 9.

Trailer for the second season of Stranger Things shows that while Will has returned to the real world he continues to have visions of the Upside Down. El is also revealed to find a way to go back to the real world. The Duffer brothers, who also serves as directors and writers have also revealed that the show will get at least two more seasons.