Firstly it was confirmed that the upcoming season will nine episodes long and be set a year later in 1984.
“For us, there’s still more story here [the 1980s], there’s still things that are unresolved” confirmed Ross Duffer.
It was also confirmed that we would see our favourites from Season 1 (well most of them). Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), Joyce (Winona Ryder), etc. are all expected to return.
What about Eleven? Ross Duffer wasn’t so definitive.
“We don’t know about Eleven, we’ll leave that up in the air.” Leaving scope for new characters and new dynamics in Season 2 which Matt Duffer confirmed would be the case.
“There’s going to be a lot of new and interesting dynamics that we didn’t see in season 1”, going on to confirm that they will try and make Season 2 “feel very different without losing what we loved about the original.”
It was confirmed the second season would again be situated in the township of Hawkins, Indiana (don’t go to Google maps it’s a fictional town) however that doesn’t mean the show will not expand its horizons both in this dimension, and in Upside Down.
“We will venture a little bit outside of Hawkins,” said Matt, “I will say the opening scene does not take place in Hawkins.”
As for Upside Down the Duffer brothers will show us more of this disturbing world we only got a small taste of this year.
“We kinda just peeled back the curtain and revealed a tiny bit of the Upside Down,” says Matt. “So we definitely want to explore a little bit more. There’s a lot we don’t know about the Upside Down at the end of season 1.”
Ross went on to elaborate that “we obviously have this gate to another dimension, which is still very much open in the town of Hawkins. And a lot of questions there in terms of, if the Monster is dead, was it a singular monster? What else could be out there? We really don’t go in there much until they go in to find Will at the end. So we’ve opened up this doorway, and to us it’s exciting to talk about, like, what else is behind there? There’s a lot more mystery there to be solved.”
The exploration of Upside Down will be exciting addition to the Strange Things story arc, especially after the concept art released recently from Aaron Sims Creative, which showcased some even more disturbing images from Upside Down, confirmed that there are other monsters lurking with the eggs depicted being unrelated to the Demogorgon monster seen in season one of Stranger Things.
So there may well be bigger and badder monsters on the way in season two.
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