Stranger Things” Season 2 will be released on October 27.

Netflix announced the release date via the Stranger Things twitter feed on Tuesday.

When the first season of the Netflix original series was released last year, it become one of the surprise hits of the summer. Set in the 1980s, the show told the story of the small town of Hawkins, Indiana in the aftermath of the disappearance of young Will Byers. There are secret government labs, mysterious entities, and a strange land known as the Upside Down. The show makes frequent references to the worlds of both Stephen King and Steven Spielberg.

Season 2’s official description from Netflix is:

It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demagorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

Since its release, “Stranger Things” has made its way into the pop culture lexicon. The young stars appeared in the opening of last year’s Primetime Emmy Awards. The series was nominated for the Golden Globe for Drama Series and star Winona Ryder was nominated for Best Actress. The cast also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Ensemble in a Drama Series.

In addition to Ryder, the series’ breakthrough stars include Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, and Gaten Matarazzo. Season 2 will include appearances by Paul Reiser and Sean Astin.

In case you missed it, take a look at the teaser trailer, first released in February:


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