Despite minimal build-up in terms of marketing and promo, Season 1 of Stranger Things took Netflix by storm last summer, becoming something of a cultural phenomenon within a matter of days. Paying homage to a wealth of '80s classics, the TV series managed to fulfill all our nostalgia-craving needs without playing into the tried (or tired) and tested Hollywood formula of revive, rehash, reboot. And that's why it worked so well.
Now filming for #StrangerThings Season 2 has begun, rumors regarding potential plot lines are flyin' in quicker than you can say Eggo Waffles. To honor that then, this article will be constantly updated with the latest goings on and should become your one-stop Upside Down shop for all things strange. Enjoy!
'Stranger Things' Season 2 News & Rumors
Update 02/15/2017: Stranger Things Season 2 Character Is Influenced By That Douche In Aliens
There's a bunch of new faces joining the fan favorites in Season 2 of Stranger Things, but the inspiration behind one particular character, Dr. Owens, is probably the coolest of them all. Read why here:
Your First Look Photos Of Stranger Things Season 2 Are Finally Here!
Netflix has just released a bunch of production shots from Season 2 of Stranger Things to give you life on this dull, February day. Highlights include Winona Ryder ominously clutching Will and the boys in bangin' Ghostbusters garb. Check it out:
And if that didn't do the trick, this exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly dropped some huge plot points for the upcoming season, too!
Finding Dory Director To Helm Two Episodes Of Stranger Things Season 2
Pixar favorite Andrew Stanton — the man who co-helmed Finding Dory, Finding Nemo and A Bug's Life — joins the Stranger Things gang for Season 2. Find out which episodes he'll direct and why this could have a awesome impact on one particular storyline here:
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'Stranger Things' Season 2 Premiere Date
While no specific Stranger Things Season 2 premiere date has been announced yet, the Super Bowl trailer hinted that it'll hit Netflix around Halloween 2017. Hopefully it'll be released just before October 31st so we have plenty of time to prep our Stranger Things Halloween costumes!!
'Stranger Things' Season 2 Trailer, Previews & Promos
You lucky, lucky things — thanks to this year's Super Bowl, we now have two glorious Stranger Things Season 2 trailers to fawn over as we wait for the series to hit Netflix once again.
The second Stranger Things Season 2 preview reveals the titles for all nine upcoming episodes — yep, that's one more hour of strange goodness than the previous season!
Keep scrolling for our speculation regarding exactly what these titles could mean, and keep coming back to this section for all Stranger Things promos, previews and trailers!
'Stranger Things' Season 2 Cast & Characters
Let's be honest, the main reason everyone is so hyped for the show's second installment is to see those kids in action again. Yes, we love the nostalgic references and can't get enough of learning more about how Dungeons & Dragons fits into the narrative, but it's the strength of the Stranger Things cast and their characters that really drills the excitement home.
To honor that then, we've made a few handy guides dedicated to the show's cast, its characters, and other fun facts that could aid your enjoyment of Stranger Things Season 2, for your perusing pleasure.
First up, Stranger Things Season 2 Character info:
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'Stranger Things' Season 2 Review & Recap
Once Stranger Things Season 2 hits Netflix, this section will become your go-to round-up of all the episode reviews and recaps. Considering that both the audience and critic scores smash in with a 95% level freshness on Rotten Tomatoes, I'm sure this space will soon shine with positive reactions.
'Stranger Things' Season 2 Spoilers
Fear not, we will never post direct Stranger Things Season 2 spoilers here — that would be real mouth breather thing to do. Instead, if you're eager to seek out the plot points follow the link below, for it will lead you to a complete guide of all the latest, greatest Stranger Things Season 2 spoilers:
'Stranger Things' Season 2 Spinoff
With only one season under its belt, it's unlikely that Stranger Things will spawn a spinoff just yet, but I feel like Mara Wilson spoke for us all when she tweeted:
That said, while a direct spinoff may be some time in the making, it's not completely unlikely that the Duffer brothers could begin developing a separate project similarly based on Stephen King's work, seeing as they failed to bag the IT reboot.
'Stranger Things' Season 2 Theories
Like any TV show with a huge fanbase, Stranger Things's has spawned a wealth of fan theories that aim to investigate, explain the more outlandish themes from the first season, and predict what's to come in Stranger Things Season 2. From how Will's time in the Upside Down could influence his character, to whatever's going on with Eleven, here's a comprehensive round-up of the best theories so far:
Where To Watch 'Stranger Things' Season 2' Online
Currently, there is nowhere to watch Stranger Things Season 2 until it airs on Netflix in October 2017, until then you'll have to cope with watching the first season on repeat and listening to awesome soundtrack mixes like this one:
'Stranger Things' Episodes: The Complete Guide
When the first teaser trailer for Stranger Things Season 2 arrived, in true Duffer form, a number of enticing mysteries to resolve — 9, to be exact — arrived along with it. These nine enigmas are the episode titles and, while we know little regarding narrative, we've taken some time to speculate the potential meanings hiding behind each one. You can read that in detail here:
'Stranger Things' Quotes To Give You Life
Want some Stranger Things quotes so you can whip that knowledge out on the daily? Of course you do, gawd — "sometimes, your total obliviousness just blows my mind!"
The Coolest 'Stranger Things' Merchandise
Given the popularity of Stranger Things, there's an absolute buttload of seriously cool merchandise you can get your mitts on. From slayin' T-shirts to graphic prints and painted umbrellas, here's a round-up of the things we'd fill our shopping trolleys with:
This article will be constantly updated with all things related to Stranger Things Season 2, so keep coming back for the latest goss! See you on the other side.