First-time Emmy nominated Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown reveals some new information about the second season of the science fiction/horror series. Premiering on Netflix in October, the new season will return viewers to the town of Hawkins around Halloween 1984 - one year after the events of the first season - with cast members Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Noah Schnapp returning with newcomers Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, Dacre Montgomery and Sadie Sink joining the series.
So far, we know that the second season will be more horror-oriented with its scares being "more up-close and personal”, will be taking a more restrained approach to depicting their new monster, questions from last season will be answered and it will leave audiences with a new cliffhanger. We also know that the new season will explore the "bigger mythology" of Will's (Schnapp) disappearance and his PTSD from being in the Upside Down with his mother Joyce (Ryder) attempting to help him deal with it while dating her old classmate Bob (Astin).
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In a new interview with Deadline after nabbing her first Emmy nomination for her stunning portrayal of Eleven, Millie Bobby Brown shared some details about the "binge-worthy" and "crazy" second season. Here is what she said:
“I think the show has pivotal moments, things that fans will not expect. These episodes will definitely give people a great season — a binge-worthy season, for sure. It’s very, very crazy, honestly.”
Looking at the recently released Stranger Things season 2 poster which shows characters Mike (Wolfhard), Dustin (Matarazzo), Lucas (McLaughlin) and Will on their bikes looking up into the red and black stormy sky where a enormous new tentacle-monster is waiting for them, Brown is definitely right when she says the new season is going to bring some seriously crazy stuff from the Upside Down to the table.
Brown also commented on being not only the youngest Emmy nominee this year, but one of the youngest actresses in history to be nominated, and praised show creators and producers the Duffer Brothers on creating a series with such well-developed characters no matter how young. Brown said:
“The Duffer brothers are just geniuses, overall. They’re like my brothers. They have so much to do, but they always come through with the developing of every character.”
With things looking and sounding positive for the second season of Stranger Things, October couldn't come soon enough, but for now, fans of the series are going to have to wait a little longer before going back to the 1980s-infused town of Hawkins, Indiana.
Stranger Things season 2 premieres October 27, 2017 on Netflix.