Stranger Things season 2 is “bigger” and “darker” than season 1
Surprise Netflix hit Stranger Things is getting “bigger” and “darker” for season two.
The 80s-set Netflix series, which first premiered last August to rapturous acclaim, will return to the small town of Hawkins, Indiana for the second series. As fans will remember, Hawkins is the home of a classified laboratory conducting all sorts of mysterious experiments.
Speaking at the BAFTA Awards Season Tea Party last week, director and executive producer Shawn Levy said: “Season two is bigger and potentially darker in its stakes. The threat, which in season one was to Will Byers, has grown. That’s all I’m going to say!
“But, I will say season two has a bigger cast and is definitely loyal to the kind of magical storytelling that we established in the first season. It’s character-based and still about our core group of characters.”
Will Buyers, played by Noah Schnapp, was the young boy who went missing in season one – leading to the adventure of a lifetime as his friends desperately tried to find him. In the season finale, they proved successful in their mission – but it became clear to the audience that the Will they saved had been changed by his experiences.
Speaking at the same event, Schapp said: “You’ll be seeing more of me. I’ll be there.
“In the last episode, I threw up a slug, so season two begins with what happens from there. There may have been some effect on him. I may or may not have turned into a monster. You’ll have to watch to find out.”