Netflix is less than a month away from dropping the second season of Stranger Things. The first season was a gigantic home run, and now the show's inevitable return is one of the most anticipated releases this fall.
So, what can fans expect? Series creators Matt and Ross Duffer are promising bigger and badder things — especially when it comes to this season's monster.
'Stranger Things' Season 2 Will Feature A Larger Story And An Even Bigger Threat
In Season 1, Will Byers's friends — along with Eleven, Joyce, Chief Hopper, Nancy and Johnathan — all searched for him on different paths, which took them throughout the town of Hawkins and the Upside Down. This season, there will likewise be a bunch of separate storylines that eventually link up ... and all of those paths lead to the "shadow monster," which sounds like a vastly more dangerous foe than the Demogorgon.
Ross Duffer told Entertainment Weekly describes the massive creature as "this singular threat, which is tied into this shape that Will sees in the sky," due to his continued visions of the alternate dimension. Matt Duffer expanded on those comments:
“There’s an H.P. Lovecraft sort of approach, this inter-dimensional being that is sort of beyond human comprehension. ... We purposely don’t want to go too much into what it is or what it wants.”
The first season certainly hinted at some incredible concepts, but it will be exciting to see some of these concepts be fleshed out — even if we can't expect a full explanation to all of this bewilderment by the end of the nine new episodes. Either way, the "shadow monster" seems like one of the most intriguing aspects to look forward to.
With an inferred much larger budget this time around, the season finale will likely be a monster movie-sized epic battle between the "shadow monster" and our favorite characters. As Matt Duffer told EW, "It gets much crazier than it ever got in season 1.”
Stranger Things Season 2 premieres Friday, October 27th on Netflix.
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(Source: Entertainment Weekly)