You can unsubscribe at any time. News, photos, videos and full episode guide. Eleven tries to contact Mike using her powers but is unsuccessful. With Will returned from the Upside Down and the kids all reunited (minus Eleven, of course), surely everything’s going to be alright this time round? With a career stretching back to the early '80s, he's best known as Mikey from Goonies and Sam from Lord of the Rings. With the critical and viewership success of the first season after its release in July 2016, speculation on a possible second season was raised. [10] On August 31, 2016, Netflix announced it had renewed Stranger Things for a second season of nine episodes, to be released in 2017. Joyce takes Will home but finds him acting strangely, drawing scribbles on pages and demanding that the house be kept cold. During the night, Will has another episode and tells Mike about his visions, leading Mike to admit that he is trying to contact Eleven. Dustin finds that Dart has broken out of its cage, has devoured his pet cat, and is an infant Demogorgon. More pumpkin fields rot across town and Hopper discovers an organic substance – similar to the substance in the lab – in the fields. For more exclusive content, download the Radio Times special Stranger Things digital edition now. On the soundtrack's composition, Dixon and Stein together said that the score for the season introduces "new styles of composition, while still revisiting old themes when appropriate ... We've created new elements that are necessary to support the story, but still want to remain true to the sound of Season 1." Directed by Shawn Levy. Unlike previous aftershows created by Embassy Row, such as Talking Dead and Talking Bad, Beyond Stranger Things is intended to be watched after a screening of the entire current season. Becoming increasingly concerned about the pumpkin fields, Hopper accuses Owens of failing to keep the gate contained. [42], One of the most notable impacts of the series has been an increase demand for Eggo waffles, as they are shown to be Eleven's favorite food in several episodes and are seen as a representation of the series. It provided a vintage 1980s Eggo television advertisement for Netflix to use in its season two Super Bowl LI commercial, and is looking to become more involved with cross-promotion. With all the main cast from season one returning for another instalment, plus a few new faces, here’s a handy reminder of all the main characters in Stranger Things 2. Hopper and Eleven head to the lab to close the portal (on the way seeing Dr. Owens who has been attacked and injured upon attempting to escape), while Jonathan, Nancy, and Joyce purge the virus from Will by overheating him in Hopper's cabin. Reiser's son was a fan of Stranger Things, and gave his father an early appreciation of the series, so that by when the production called his agent about the role, Reiser was excited for the part. [1] The series was created by the Duffer Brothers, who are also executive producers along with Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen and Iain Paterson. What’s the story behind the nostalgic 80s-style Stranger Things opening titles? Sean Astin – Bob Newby Former high school nerd and lovable tech geek Bob Newby had a surprisingly large role in Stranger Things season 2, likely due to Sean Astin's place in so much of genre history. On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season has an approval rating of 94% based on 146 reviews, and an average rating of 7.86/10. Perhaps the most unexpectedly successful move on this front, though, is to continue to build out Steve beyond Obstacle Boyfriend, in part by giving him some contact with people besides Nancy to work with.