‘Stranger Things’, a show that tells the story of a group of Dungeons & Dragons-loving preteen friends in 1980s Hawkins, Indiana, who stumble upon a disturbing government conspiracy in their own town, was kind of a surprise hit when it came out in July 2016. Even though the first season consisted of just eight episodes, the Netflix Original series managed to develop a huge cult following.
But, it has been more than a year since we’ve seen the gang, and waiting for the second season has been getting unbearable. With the release date getting closer and closer, Netflix has decided to gift us another trailer to get us even more excited for the next instalment. The trailer came out yesterday, appropriately on Friday the 13th.
The first season followed Mike Wheeler, Dustin Henderson and Lucas Sinclair go in search of their missing friend Will Byers. Will has been taken to the Upside Down, which is sort of an alternate reality where everything is the same, yet different. Although the place appears to resemble the real world, it is grey and lifeless. Moreover, it is inhabited by what the boys call the ‘Demogorgon’ — a monster that feeds on people. Though he is rescued successfully, everything is far from alright, with the season ending on a giant cliff-hanger.
The second season will be set a year after the events of the first one, showing the repercussions of Will’s stint in the Upside Down. The trailer kicks off with Eleven retrieving the waffles that Hopper left for her in the woods. They’ve also showed that Will is still quite messed up from his time in the Upside Down and keeps having flashbacks. We also get glimpses of the gigantic shadow monster that has appeared in other trailers.
The monsters are getting bigger, the kids are getting more intense, and Joyce is more frantic than ever. “These are not nightmares,” Hopper tells Joyce. “It’s happening. And it all leads back to here.”
All the episodes of season 2 will be released on Netflix on October 27.
Here’s the final trailer before the season debuts.