Netflix's hit original series Stranger Things wraps filming on its second season. Last summer, Stranger Things became somewhat of a sleeper hit among the streaming service's originals lineup, gaining more and more traction in the weeks following its release. Season 1 of Stranger Things followed residents of Hawkins, Indiana after Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) disappears, with his mother Joyce (Winona Ryder) searching for him and friends discovering a girl with telekinetic powers named Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown). Season 1 concluded with Will rescued from the creepy alternate dimension, the Upside Down, and Eleven having disappeared after defeating the Demogorgon.
Little more than a month after season 1 premiered, Netflix renewed Stranger Things for season 2, which was later confirmed to release in October of this year. The first footage from the upcoming season arrived with the Stranger Things Super Bowl trailer, which previewed new adventures and monsters for the kids of Hawkins. Nevertheless, Stranger Things season 2 has been surrounded by plenty of secrecy, with creators and showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer revealing very little about what's next for Eleven and her friends. But, the latest update concerning Netflix's original series means fans are one step closer to seeing season 2.
Members of the cast and crew on Stranger Things took to social media to announce that filming on season 2 has wrapped. Production on Stranger Things season 2 began last November, announced through a photo of the cast at their read through. While none of the new posts from Mike Wheeler actor Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Millie Bobby Brown, and director of photography Tim Ives reveal any details about season 2, they do offer a peek behind the scenes of the popular series:
Today I wrap Stranger things 2! It was an amazing timeZ I love the cast and crew so FREAKIN much. @gatenm123 @therealcalebmclaughlin @sadiesink_ @milliebobbybrown @noahschnapp @dkharbour @charlie.r.heaton @uncle_jezzy @nattyiceofficial
Last night of shooting. Sadie I love you with all my heart. Finn thank you for making me laugh! Gaten, thank you for being there for me throughout everything. Caleb, my older brother thank you for protecting me no matter what! And Noah, thank you for being my partner in crime ❤️ can't wait for everyone to see this season as it's epic! This wouldn't have happened without the crew!
In addition to those mentioned above, Stranger Things stars David Harbour as police chief Jim Hopper, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas, Natalia Dyer as Mike’s sister Nancy, Charlie Heaton as Will’s brother Jonathan, and Joe Keery as Nancy's boyfriend Steve. Joining the series in season 2 are Sadie Sink as newcomer Max, Dacre Montgomery as her brother Billy, Sean Astin as Joyce's new boyfriend Bob, Paul Reiser as a member of the Department of Energy, and Linnea Berthelsen as the mysterious Roman.
Aside from the tidbits of information gleaned from casting news for Stranger Things' sophomore outing - and what we could figure out from the season 2 episode titles released when the renewal was announced - not much is known about what's to come for Hawkins, Indiana. We do know that Eleven will return, and season 2 will explore more of her backstory beyond what was shown in season 1. Plus, we know the show will become more "horror oriented" in season 2, which makes sense considering all the new dangers facing the kids when Stranger Things returns.
Of course, now that Stranger Things season 2 has wrapped filming, the Duffer brothers are one step closer to finishing up the season and releasing it for fans. The show won't begin to ramp up marketing for season 2 for some time since its premiere date is about five months out, but it's possible the Netflix series will have a presence at Comic-Con International in San Diego next month. If so, it would be the perfect location to roll out a new trailer for Stranger Things season 2 - but we'll have to wait and see if that's the case.
Stranger Things season 2 premieres on Netflix on October 31, 2017.
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