Stranger Things season 2 is nearing completion, now that filming on its final two episodes has gotten underway. While fans of surprise hit Netflix series were treated to an intriguing Super Bowl Sunday trailer earlier this year, they also learned that the season 2 premiere won't be arriving until Halloween of this year. This is after the eight episodes of Stranger Things season 1, which told a compelling supernatural story that eventually brought missing boy Will Byers back home from the "Upside Down" dimension to his family and friends.
Season 1 still left Will's exact fate and that of psychokinetic heroine, Eleven somewhat up in the air. Though the continuation of the mystery is still several months away, Netflix and Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer have been giving out bits of news on what to expect from season 2. We'll get more of Eleven's backstory, Sean Astin and Paul Reiser join the quirky cast of characters, and most definitely Will is not back to normal, as he deals with some terrifying visions that may or may not be real.
Previously, set photos emerged from where Stranger Things season 2 was filming in Georgia. Now the show's cinematographer, Tim Ives, has revealed on his Instagram that filming of the final two episodes of season 2 is underway:
The set picture Ives took shows the "familiar woods" from Stranger Things, which were the setting for a pivotal scene in the final season 1 episode - when Chief Hopper leaves Eggo waffles in a box, either in hope or knowledge that Eleven was still out there somewhere. Ever the cinematographer, Ives' final hashtag references the Rule of Thirds, a photography guideline that avoids merely centering focal points and creates more arresting images. If he's that invested in his Instagram pics, it's a good sign we'll get more fantastic visuals in the show's new season.
Ives also notes that he's "super stoked and melancholy at the same time," which sounds about right for someone who's really enjoyed working on a project and hates to see it end. The good news for both Ives and fans of the show is that the Duffer Brothers are planning on going "four or five seasons" with Stranger Things; so even if it's nearly time to say goodbye to the set, there's hopefully a lot more of the adventure and vintage '80s goodness ahead.
Stranger Things season 2 comes to Netflix in time for Halloween, 2017.
Source: Tim Ives