Ever since Stranger Things arrived on Netflix and took the world by storm, the hype surrounding the show has never really gone away. Right after season one had made its debut, the internet was rife with discussion over what had taken place and what may be on the way in season 2. Thanks to a recently-released teaser, we know season 2 unleashes a new monster for our heroic kids to battle, and that Will Byers is, unsurprisingly, a rather different child thanks to the time he spent in the Upside Down. We've also been promised by the Duffer brothers, that Justice for Barb will also form a part of Season 2. Do you think her parents have noticed she's missing yet?
With the release of the Season 2 teaser came a promise that Netflix will premiere Stranger Things season 2 in time for Halloween - and though it might be some time to wait, it's almost guaranteed that excitement and expectation for the show will remain high throughout the coming months. In fact, the show's younger cast members are featured on a new magazine cover and Eleven seems to have done something to her hair.
Check out the Stranger Things season 2-themed EW cover, below:
Obviously they all look older, and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) has teeth. He and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) look happy and carefree, while Will (Noah Schnapp), Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and especially Mike (Finn Wolfhard) look very pensive. In fact, Mike looks exceptionally worried about what's to come, from a season that's promised to be darker and bigger than before. That hair, though. Has Eleven been channeling her inner Dustin while she's been gone?
Not much is known in terms of plot for season 2, but there are many questions left unanswered. Season 2 will pick up a year after the events of Stranger Things season one, so can we assume that Will is still barfing slugs and no one has noticed? How does Eleven return? One thing is for sure; the cast and crew of Stranger Things have an immense amount of pressure to deliver a second season that is either equal to, or better than, season one.
David Harbour, who plays Sheriff Hopper, says that the characters of Stranger Things have "permeated our culture," and he's not wrong. Eleven and Dustin were the Halloween costumes of 2016, and the soundtrack, quotes, and references from the show have become part of everyday life for many. It's perhaps Barb's plight that has delivered the biggest response, though, with the #JusticeForBarb hashtag taking on a life of its own, and actress Shannon Purser discovering a whole new level of fame, in spite of the fact that she won't appear in season 2. Going forward, then, is Brown's EW cover outfit and hairdo the outfit we'll all be clamoring to recreate for Halloween 2017?
Stranger Things season 2 arrives on Netflix in time for Halloween.