‘Stranger Things’ Season 2: Premiere Date, Synopsis, Teaser & Poster Unveiled

As if there isn’t enough great television to take up all our time, along comes a major reminder that season 2 of Stranger Things is coming later this year.

Netlix has officially announced that the second chapter of the fantastic sci-fi mystery series will be arriving on October 27 – or October 28 here in Australia. The streaming giant has dropped an enticing little teaser, an intriguing synopsis and an exciting poster.

First up, the teaser that came with the premiere date announcement:

Here’s the synopsis:

It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

And here’s the poster:

So, what exactly is this bigger, sinister entity? The poster above and that Super Bowl teaser released in February provide hints of what appears to be a gigantic, terrifying creature that will make the Demogorgon look tame in comparison.

We’ll be picking up a year after the events in the first chapter, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) will be returning, and The Upside Down is back – in a big way.

New cast members include (descriptions via EW):

  • Paul Reiser as Dr. Owens, “a high-ranking member within the Department of Energy on a ‘clean-up’ assignment, tasked with containing the events of last year”.
  • Sean Astin as Bob Newby, “a kindhearted former nerd who went to high school with Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Hopper (David Harbour) and now manages the local Hawkins RadioShack.”
  • Linnea Berthelsen as Roman, “an emotionally damaged, magnetic young woman who suffered a great loss as a child. Although she does not live in Hawkins, she is mysteriously connected to the supernatural events at the lab.”
  • Sadie Sink
  • And Aussie actor Dacre Montgomery

Season 2 can’t start soon enough.

Image via Netflix

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