Last year, Stranger Things took the world by storm by somehow being everything that everyone had ever wanted in a TV show. A really conflicted love triangle? Check. Cute kids on bikes in a small town? Check. An especially adorable female protagonist with a shaved head and badass superpowers? Check. If you’ve kept up with TV at all in the past year, you’ll probably be wondering when Mike and his little crew of misfits will return. Initial speculation stated that the series would return (after that devastating cliff-hanger) in 2018, but today, Netflix has given Stranger Things fans the present of a lifetime – the announcement that Season 2 will air on Netflix on 27 October worldwide. To accompany this, the streaming giant has released a second teaser trailer to go along with it, which includes some footage of very ominous red skies above the backwater town of Hawkins, Indiana, where the series is set.
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Series creators Matt and Ross Duffer have also dropped hints about what Stranger Things 2 has in store for viewers. Will Byers, who was rescued from the Upside Down in the past season, must now come to terms with the nightmares he faced as he grapples with post-traumatic stress disorder, and Sheriff Hopper (whose true role in events was left mysteriously unsolved in the last season) has a story arc that continues to unspool. Not all is doom and gloom, though – Joyce Byers, the frenetic single mum played by none other than Winona Ryder, is now dating an old high-school classmate of hers (played by Sean Astin, a newcomer to the series who is better known for his role as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings).
So many questions remain unanswered, even with the release of this new poster and video. What is to become of the love triangle between Jonathan, Nancy, and Steve? Are the rumours that the unbelievably charming Eleven (played by Millie Bobby Brown) won’t return to the series true? And will we ever see justice for Barb? The only way to find out – tune in to Netflix on 27 October.