‘Stranger Things’ Returns To Netflix On Halloween

By February 6, 2017

There were a lot of surprises at the Super Bowl Sunday night … like what the heck happened in the fourth quarter?

But probably one of the biggest surprises came from the geek perspective when Netflix not only shared when the second season of Stranger Things will roll out – Oct. 31 – but also shared a new trailer promoting the next season.

The trailer, according to The Verge, tied into all kinds of 1980s-era nostalgia, including both 1984’s Ghostbusters as well as 1977’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Beyond that, we also got glimpses of Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven, and “something scary in the sky.”

The new release date is 15 months after the first season premiered last summer, but probably fits a lot better with the theme of the show.

Not much is known about the second season, except that it will take place in late 1984, compared to late 1983, which the first season was set. And it will be nine episodes instead of just the eight of the first season.

Stranger Things was created by The Duffer Brothers and stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Natalia Dyer. It’s set in the fictional 1980s Hawkins, Indiana.

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Michael Hinman

Michael Hinman

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Michael began what has become nearly 19 years of entertainment reporting as the founder of SyFy Portal, which would become Airlock Alpha after he sold the SyFy brand to NBC Universal. He's based out of New York City where he is the editor of a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper in the Bronx.