Stranger Things season 2 to feature a new monster and bigger story


Entertainment Weekly took a journey to the Upside Down with the cast of Stranger Things 2.

Stranger Things 2 returns to Netflix on October 27, and EW sat down with the show’s creators, as well as the cast to get a few behind the scenes secrets, as well as the reveal of three separate covers featuring Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), all the kids together, and then the adults, for the magazine’s coverage.

Actor Finn Wolfhard who plays Mike Wheeler says everything is going to be much bigger in season 2. “It’s almost like season 1 was drinking a Coke and season 2 they drank a Red Bull.”

That sounds like season 2 is going to be exciting, and Netflix was sure to make its stance known on the new season, as series co-creator Matt Duffer recalls:

"When we started describing it as a sequel, Netflix was like, ‘Don’t do that, because sequels are known to be bad.’ I was like, ‘Yes, but what about T2 and Aliens and Toy Story 2and Godfather II?’"

EW notes that season 2 will have many different storylines and will be “intertwined,” whereas season 1 dealt with finding Will, portrayed by Noah Schnapp. The other part of the co-creative team — Ross Duffer — says season 2’s big bad is called the “Shadow Monster.”

"It’s all connected to this singular threat, which is tied into this shape that Will sees in the sky. Each episode is building on the last one. It gets much crazier than it ever got in season 1."

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