Season one of the Duffer Brothers’ impeccably casted and crewed Stranger Things ended with Will Byers upchucking a Upside Down ‘slug’ into his bathroom pipes, before returning merrily to his family. What might this portend for season two of Stranger Things? Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin, now offers a vague suggestion, thanks to an interview with The Huffington Post:
“…[A] good amount of explanation that they’ve been looking for, but also there are some new stories coming in that you’re gonna want to hear about if there is a Season 3. Also, we got another cliffhanger in there for ya, so that’s gonna be exciting.”
What might this mean, then? There’s no telling, but we do know that season two commences one year thereafter the events of season one, some time around Halloween of 1984 (goosebumps). Hawkins and its inhabitants are still struggling with the events of season one, and the loss of Barbara (Shannon Purser), as Will deals with post traumatic stress disorder from his unpleasant time in the Upside Down while his mother Joyce is dating her old classmate Bob Newby, who runs the local Radio Shack and is played by Sean Astin from The Lord of the Rings and 24. Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer) and her brother Mike will still be dealing with the losses of Barb and Eleven, and Hopper will be dealing with the weight of having to cover up the events of last season in order to protect Joyce and Will.
Stranger Things Season Two hits Netflix October 31, 2017.