Stranger Things has a lot to live up to this coming Halloween. Last year, the show came to Netflix with little fanfare, and it was only through the strength of the series itself that it managed to resonate so strongly with fans everywhere. With its fitting homages to Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, it became so much more than just a simple show on Netflix.
Overnight, the show creators, the Duffer Brothers became a known entity to the industry, and the child stars of the show became beloved talents. One star, Millie Bobby Brown, has already signed on to Godzilla: King of Monsters as her first feature, and another, Finn Wolfhard, stars in this year's horror film, IT (which interestingly enough, is a property that has likely heavily influenced Stranger Things).
Speaking with People, the cast that consists of child actors Finn Wolfhard and Gaten Matarazzo, discussed how much things have changed in terms of the secrecy of the impending Season 2 of Stranger Things.
“My brother always asks me, ‘Gate, can you send me the script?’ I’m like, ‘It’s a new season, and it’s a lot stricter than last year ’cause he read them last year, but this year he’s not able to ’cause we don’t want any, like, hacking interference.”
That makes sense. Unlike last year, there are actually fans of the show this time around, some of whom would go to ridiculous lengths to find out what’s coming next. But what IS coming next? How will the tone compare to that of last year? While the show as definitely a horror, it was full of lighthearted nostalgia that helped offset any real scares.
“I think this season will be a lot [darker]. A lot more horror oriented,” Finn Wolfhard told the outlet. “I think people are going to like it more than the first season.”
And if you’re one of those folks who wished we saw more outside of Mike, Will, and Eleven, you may be in luck, as we’ll be getting more character development from secondary characters Dustin and Lucas this time around.
“The great thing about this season is you get to see insights into each character on their own. You’re going to see a lot more into the lives of how the characters are coping with what’s been going on.... They’re all very emotionally scarred. They feel alone because their best friend is back and he’s not acting like their best friend anymore. He’s changed.”
We can’t wait to see what the future holds for these kids.
Stranger Things Season 2 hits theaters on Halloween.
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