Are you counting down the days to the next season of Stranger Things? While it won’t be hitting Netflix for another six months, the creators are already preparing audiences for what the new season will have in store…and it looks like things are going to be getting even creepier!
"I think this season will be a lot darker. A lot more horror oriented," Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler on the series, said in an interview with Emmy Magazine. "I think people are going to like it more than the first season."
In addition to the added horror elements, the hit show's loyal fanbase will also be getting a deeper look at the characters and what makes them tick. Actor Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin Henderson, has said that big changes are coming for the characters and their relationships.
"The great thing about this season is you get to see insights into each character on their own. You’re going to see a lot more into the lives of how the characters are coping with what’s been going on.... They’re all very emotionally scarred," Matarazzo said. "They feel alone because their best friend is back and he’s not acting like their best friend anymore. He’s changed."
It looks like we have plenty of creepy and bone-chilling episodes to look forward to, as the new season promises new monsters, and of course the return of Eleven. Beyond the impending scares, much of the season is still a mystery to everyone but the cast themselves. They aren't even allowed to share details with their family members, and the secrecy has made the cast closer than ever. Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp have apparently become very close friends.
"Noah comes around almost every weekend for sleepovers,” Brown said in an interview with People, "We watch really scary movies on Netflix like The Babadook and Hush.”
According to an official announcement that was made on August 31, the next season of Stranger Things is set in 1984, and is scheduled for release on Halloween of this year.