Strangers Things interview

Right from the opening of Stranger Things season 2, the hit Netflix series expands in scope. Once you reach the the Duffer Brothers-directed season finale, though, it’s clear they still kept the already beloved characters front and center. Matt and Ross know audiences are streaming and bingeing for Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Sherriff Hopper (David Harbour), and friends, not what lurks in the Upside Down.

If demodogs, telekinesis, and all the mystery were removed from Stranger Things, the Duffer brothers’ show would still have plenty going for it. “The rule of law for season two was characters first, characters last, characters all the way,” producer and director Shawn Levy recently told us, while speaking with him and his 21 Laps Entertainment producing partner, Dan Cohen. We spoke with the duo a few days before season 2 came to Netflix, so we had a non-spoiler talk about the making of the second season, the production schedule, how the series made Levy fall back in love with directing, and how the show stands apart from its influences.

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Stranger Things Season 5

The second season of Stranger Things doesn’t arrive on Netflix until October 27, but the sci-fi horror series has already been confirmed to have a third season. Furthermore, Matt & Ross Duffer (aka The Duffer Brothers) have expressed their desire to have the series last four seasons, not wanting to overstay their welcome. But there’s a chance Stranger Things could end up lasting five seasons.

Series producer Shawn Levy has indicated there will definitely be four seasons of Stranger Things, but the possibility of a fifth season has not been ruled out. However, audiences shouldn’t expect the series to continue beyond that. Read More »

stranger things season 3

It’s been a long wait for the second season of Stranger Things — and the wait will continue anew once the season hits in October and we have to wait for season 3 or 4. But the sci-fi horror series is Netflix’s new flagship show, so it’s understandable that the streaming service would be eager to keep the magic going for as long as possible.

The first obstacle that Stranger Things has to overcome is the rapid aging of its cute, prepubescent cast. Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Noah Schnapp make up the core cast of kids on bikes that form the heart of the genre show. And though they all play 12 to 13-year-olds in the show, all the actors range between 12 to 15 years old, with puberty rapidly descending on them. Netflix had a proposed solution to this looming obstacle, pitching that showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer shoot the next two Stranger Things seasons back to back, but was met with a resounding no.

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stranger things season 2 trailer breakdown

As the leaves start to turn yellow, the coming of the second season of Stranger Things draws closer. With that comes new locations for the gang to run around in — including the popular arcade we saw in the trailer — and new characters to help fight supernatural beings in Hawkins, Indiana.

To tide us over until October, Stranger Things showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer have released script pages from the second season of the Netflix horror series. Included in them are more detailed descriptions of the arcade setting and the new character played by Sadie Sink.

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stranger things seasons

How much stranger can one small Indiana town get? At least four seasons worth, according to the creators and showrunners of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things.

Matt and Ross Duffer said they don’t plan on keeping Stranger Things running past four seasons, keeping the story as tight and well-plotted as they possibly can. Oh, and to make sure those adorable kids aren’t suddenly pushing 30 at the end of the series.

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stranger things anthology series

Originally, Stranger Things wasn’t always going to follow the kids from Hawkins, Indiana. Creators Matt and Ross Duffer initially envisioned a very different season two of the popular Netflix show. Inspired by Stephen King novels – shocking, right? – the two brothers first thought of Stranger Things as an anthology show.

Below, the two discuss why the Stranger Things anthology series didn’t happen.

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Stranger Things season 2

Stranger Things season 2 has been called bigger, more ambitious, and scarier. There aren’t too many scares in season one, as I recall, but producer Shawn Levy says parts of the new season are going to make “the Demogorgon look quaint.” Matt and Ross Duffer‘s Netflix series also isn’t going to give into fan service, like bringing back a dead character because she’s beloved on the Internet.

Below, learn more about Stranger Things season two.

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Stranger Things Season 2

True to the Halloween release of Stranger Things season 2, the new season will be “darker and more eerie” than the first season of Netflix’s surprise genre TV hit.

The hints at a darker season 2 will keep coming — I’m pretty sure this is the 10,000th time I’ve heard it called “darker” —  but it wasn’t until now that the cast and crew of the ’80s-set horror show specified that much of that dark stuff happens to a specific character. Which, in this case, I’m not here for because we need to protect everyone on this precious show.

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stranger things season 2 cliffhanger

The first season of Stranger Things captivated, baffled, and frustrated us — and the second season promises to do all that and more.

That includes upping the stakes on a cliff-hanging finale, which star Gaten Matarazzo (who plays the scene-stealing Dustin) promises the second season will end on. The first season, which had no guarantee for a sequel, ended on Will (Noah Schnapp) ominously vomiting up a creepy slug and Chief Hopper (David Harbour) leaving a box of Eleven’s (Millie Bobby Brown) favorite Eggo waffles out in the forest. Now with Stranger Things becoming one of Netflix’s flagship shows, a third season is definitely in the cards, and with that, there will most likely be an even more infuriating season finale cliffhanger. Hit the jump to learn about the Stranger Things season 2 cliffhanger.

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stranger things season 2

Stranger Things was one of Netflix’s biggest surprise hits last year and the ’80s-set supernatural series is taking its sweet time coming back to us. The genre hit by Matt and Ross Duffer won’t return until Halloween (which is rather appropriate), depriving us of more Stranger Things for another five months.

But Season 2 has officially wrapped production, and some on-set interviews interviews featuring cast members David Harbour (the grizzled Chief Hopper) and Finn Wolfhard (Mike, leader of the Dungeons and Dragons-playing preteens), as well as the Duffer brothers themselves, have been released. Let’s run through the highlights below! Oh, and someone on set also got a pretty cool Ghostbusters care package.

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