A new batch of clips for Stranger Things season 2 has arrived, teasing the many eyes that are watching over Hawkins. With just a few more days to go until the new season of Stranger Things drops on Netflix, promotion for the show is revealing new looks at the series daily. Luckily, many of the clips, images, and promos so far have been cryptic enough not to reveal anything major.
Following the reveal of the Stranger Things 2 poster and soundtrack, there’s been a steady stream of new details about the series. There’s also been no shortage of additional glimpses at the upcoming episodes, including a clip teasing a reunion between Eleven and Mike, as well as Stranger Things 2 high-res photos that feature some of the cast newcomers this season. The latest round of promotion brings us inside the surveillance apparatus in Hawkins, to offer a better peek inside the lives of the town’s residents.
Netflix released 9 clips from Stranger Things season 2 total, all posing as surveillance footage. The first one (posted above) offers a look inside Barbara Holland’s home, where Nancy and Steve are having dinner with the deceased teen’s parents. We’ve heard justice for the character will feature into season 2, and it looks like Barb’s best friend Nancy will be a big part of that. The clip ends with the a link to the other videos, which hint at Will’s issues, a new problem character for Hopper, and a whole lot more.
Jumping across homes, neighborhoods, and the police station, the videos seem to indicate some sinister force is still monitoring Hawkins. We see Will both at home and in the Hawkins National Laboratory as he struggles to come to grips with what happened to him in the Upside Down. In all likelihood, those watching over Hawkins will be the same ones studying Will.
Other clips show the return of Eleven from the Upside Down, tease the kids’ night trick-or-treating as the Ghostbusters, and show another new character that it looks like Hopper will have to deal with. In the Hawkins Police Department video, we see conspiracy theorist and former journalist Murray Bauman (played by comedian Brett Gelman). This is the first time we’ve seen the character in the show, but his views and investigation will likely lead him to become involved in the latest Hawkins mystery.
Whereas Stranger Things season 1 told a smaller story, the show looks to be expanding its reach in season 2. Naturally, the small town’s yearly occurrence of supernatural events is bound to attract attention, and that will only lead to tricky new variables. It seems like the slight shift in direction is benefiting the series, though, as reviews for Stranger Things season 2 have been by and large positive so far.
Stranger Things season 2 premieres Friday, October 27 on Netflix.
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