Following up on the amazing first season of Stranger Things that became an instant phenomenon, Netflix blew the doors off in Hall H this afternoon when it released its first full trailer for the highly anticipated second season of the series.
Created and directed by the Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things found success with a perfect blend of 80’s nostalgia and great story telling. And the trailer for Season 2 picks up right where the first season left off…With dark clouds and monsters lurking over the skies of Hawkins, Indiana, and Vincent Price’s voice-over from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” adding the perfect amount of eerie throughout.
Speaking on the GoldDerby podcast, producer Shawn Levy teased some stuff ahead of the upcoming series.
“I’m so forbidden to say so very much,” Levy explained, adding: “Will Byers is very much at the centre of several intersecting challenges and threats in season 2.”
He also added: “And I think overall the kind of forces of evil that are inherent in season 2 make that Demogorgon look quaint in retrospect.”
Last month, David Harbour revealed that Chief Hopper starts in a “completely different place” in season two: “I am so excited for you all to see this season. It’s so fun and dark and complex.”
During the Hall H panel earlier, besides saying that there will be a “wildly different arc in Season 2”, the cast was mostly tight-lipped concerning what the 1984-based cycle will actually be about. The co-creators had already teased that Season 2 would be a “bigger season in some regards.”
As for that giant “War of the Worlds” looking beast descending on our heroes’ home town, producer Shawn Levy recently promised that it’s going to make the terror of season one look tame in comparison.
With 18 Emmy nominations for it’s first season, I’d say there is quite a bit of pressure on the Duffer Brothers and the rest of the creative team to deliver. And I have a feeling they’re gonna do just that.
Stranger Things returns to Netflix on October 31.