Fans may have some mixed feelings about the Duffer Brothers’ (“Stranger Things”) plans for their critically acclaimed series; the pair revealed their second season will be bigger and better than their first, but the series will end sooner than some may have hoped. In an interview with Vulture, the pair spoke about the show’s upcoming second season, set for release this fall. The brothers emphasized that the new season will be bigger and better than the first season, and should feel cinematic:
“We wanted to push things a bit,” said Ross, “I told Matt, ‘I don’t want to call it season two, I just want it to feel like a movie sequel.’ If you have a successful movie, No. 2 is always a little bit bigger.”
However, the series will have a fast approaching expiration date, with plans only for a third and possibly fourth wrap-up season. This timing will conveniently place the young characters and their actor counterparts on the cusp of adulthood. Brother Matt noted that the show’s concept of a new monster surprising the kids at every turn can only happen so many times, saying “I don’t know if we can justify something bad happening to them once a year.” The showrunners will “just have to keep adjusting the story” of “Stranger Things” to keep the show from becoming stale or predictable.
“Stranger Things'” first season followed a group of three boys on a quest to find their missing friend, Will, and must battle a monster out for blood. On their way, they meet a mysterious new friend, Eleven, who helps the young fellowship search for Will. The show stars Millie Bobby Brown (“Intruders”), Finn Wolfhard (“It”), Gaten Matarazzo (“The Blacklist”), Caleb McLaughlin (“The New Edition Story”) and Noah Schnapp (“Bridge of Spies”) as the tenacious youngsters, with Winona Ryder (“Girl, Interrupted”) and David Harbour (“Suicide Squad”) as Will’s worried mom and the town’s police chief. The series also features Natalia Dyer (“I Believe in Unicorns”), Charlie Heaton (“Shut In”), and Joe Keery (“Molly’s Game”), among others. The Duffer Brothers help direct and write their series, along with executive producing.
Newcomers Sadie Sink (“American Odyssey”) and Dacre Montgomery (“Power Rangers”) will be joining the show’s second season. Sink will portray Max, the new cute skater girl in town, with Montgomery playing her terrifying brother; the pair will be the new kids on the block in the creepy small town.
The second season of “Stranger Things” premieres Oct. 27 on Netflix. Watch the official trailer below, and read more about it here.