Around this time last year, the first season of Stranger Things premiered on Netflix, striking a chord with audiences thanks to its Amblin-inspired tone and its throwback to 80s-era storytelling techniques. A new season was greenlit fairly quickly, and this year at Comic-Con attendees were treated to an extended look at what the cast of Stranger Things will be up to when the series returns this fall.
This is a spectacular trailer, and the usage of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” couldn’t have been more perfect. It’s obvious that series creators The Duffer Brothers are working with a bigger budget this time around, and the production values look incredible.
Nearly every cast member from the first season is returning, including Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers and David Harbour as Jim Hopper, along with Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, and Noah Schnapp as Will Byers.
The second season of Stranger Things will premiere on October 27, exclusively on Netflix.
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.