The sci-fi drama is set to return to Netflix later this year.
Like all good TV series, Stranger Things finished on a cliffhanger last season that gave viewers a final glimpse of Will’s parallel universe the “upside-down” dimension. But where will it pick up from in season two?
Actor David Harbour, who plays Chief of Police Jim Hopper, has revealed more details about season two in the wake of Will Byers’ return. “It’s a year later in the story, so there are several things that happened last year, like Will has come back,” Harbour told Hollywood Life on Saturday (January 21).
“There are certain people in the town that know what happened, and then certain people that don’t know what happened. So there’s a lot of fall out with who knows what.”
Season two will feature new cast members, including Goonies actor Sean Astin, Paul Reiser – who played in Carter Burke in James Cameron’s Aliens – and Danish actor Linnea Berthelsen.
Harbour explained that the arrival of bad boy Astin, who plays Winona Ryder’s new boyfriend, will cause a love triangle, while adding that “the “Justice for Barb” idea will play a central role. “The question and the feelings that Nancy (Wheeler), played by Natalia Dyer, has that no one ever cares about her friend Barb, are very much present in the beginning of the season.”
Netflix confirmed the second instalment of the Golden Globe-nominated show with a teaser video in August, while show creators the Duffer Brothers also teased plot details in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Matt Duffer explained that this second series is conceived as a blockbuster sequel, which largely tries to capture “a little bit of the magic” imbued in James Cameron’s work.
“I think one of the reasons his sequels are as successful as they are is he makes them feel very different without losing what we loved about the original,” he stated.