Stranger Things Season 2 Release Date Announced
A ton of trailers and TV spots for upcoming movies and shows debuted during this year's Super Bowl, but it seems like Netflix will probably come away as the big winner this year. In just over 30-seconds, they managed to stir up a ton of excitement for Stranger Things Season 2 by debuting a brand new teaser for the upcoming sophomore season of the hit sci-fi show. But perhaps the most exciting thing to come from the teaser was the announcement that new episodes of Stranger Things will arrive on Netflix this Halloween, October 31, 2017.
Netflix uploaded the first teaser for Stranger Things season 2 to their YouTube channel just after it aired during the Super Bowl on Fox. At the very end of the video, Netflix didn't provide a date, but simply put in the word "Halloween" to let fans know when the new episodes will be available to stream. Given the fact that the first photo that Netflix released from Stranger Things season 2 prior to the Super Bowl featured the kids dressed up as the Ghostbusters for Halloween, the release date seems very fitting.
As for the teaser itself, Netflix probably couldn't have done anything more to get viewers truly pumped for Stranger Things season 2. The video fittingly kicks off with an old Eggo commercial, but that is quickly interrupted by someone yelling "Eleven" at the top of their lungs. Then things get delightfully weird, or strange, if you will. We see Sheriff Hopper digging at night, which is definitely unsettling, along with some other ominous and brief shots that tease what's to come this season. The trailer ends with a shot of a mysterious and fearsome looking creature, which appears to be much larger than the Demogorgon, which was taken care of by the end of Stranger Things season 1. It looks like things were just getting started in the town of Hawkins, Indiana.
Stranger Things Season 2 will bring back the beloved young cast members from season 1, including Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler) and Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers). Winona Ryder will also be back as Joyce Byers and David Harbour will also be returning as Sheriff Hopper. Series creators Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer also added some new talent to season 2 in the form of Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery, who are playing step-siblings named Max and Billy. The Goonies star Sean Astin is playing the manager of the local Radio Shack who is also Joyce's new boyfriend, with Aliens star Paul Reiser playing a government official who comes to town to investigate what happened during the first season. Additionally, Linnea Berthelsen is playing Roman, a damaged young woman who is connected to the mysterious events of Stranger Things season 1.
Fans of Stranger Things will be happy to know that season 2 will consist of 9 episodes, as opposed to the 8 that made up the show's first season. Between the brand new teaser trailer and the knowledge that Netflix subscribers will be able to binge Stranger Things season 2 this Halloween, there is a lot for fans of the show to be excited about. Be sure to check out the first teaser for Stranger Things season 2 for yourself below and be on the lookout for new episodes on Netflix this Halloween.