‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Release Date, Recent News & Cast
“Stranger Things” caused a true nostalgic fever, debuting on Jul 15 on Netflix, therefore, it wasn’t a surprise that the sci-fi horror web series has received an overwhelming universal acclaim among critics and viewers. For a long time, Netflix had been keeping in secret its decision on renewal of the web series. But on Aug 31, millions of fans breathed a sigh of relief, when Netflix has renewed “Stranger Things” for a next season.
Although the decision on renewal was predictable, there were numerous speculations on the subject. However, “Stranger Things” Season 2 will officially happen. According to the official announcement, “Stranger Things” Season 2 is set to premiere in 2017. There has been no official announcement of a specific release date for a second season hitherto. But you can subscribe for our automatic notifications, as well as get acquainted with the additional info on the subject and recent news about the cast.
“Stranger Things” owes its resounding success thanks to an unmatched talent of the Duffer Brothers, a brilliant script, as well as young talents, who made this web series so exciting. It’s worth noting that the web series managed to illustrate the incredibly impressive statistics. Let’s take a look at some figures and facts in order to find out why Netflix made the decision to renew (now) a cult sci-fi horror web series for a next season. Indeed, the figures of the first season of “Stranger Things” are more than impressive.
Currently, according to IMDB, “Stranger Things” has a score of 9.0 out of 10 based on approx. 225,000 user votes, 464 reviews from viewers, and 65 reviews from critics. At the same time, according to Rotten Tomatoes, the the sci-fi thriller has an average score of 8.12 out of 10 and a 95% approval rating based on 61 reviews from critics, whereas the viewers have rated the current season of “Stranger Things” at 4.7 out of 5 with a 95% approval rating based on over 7,370 user votes. Meanwhile, according to Metaciritc, the debut season of “Stranger Things” has a score of 76 out of 100 based on 34 reviews from critics, while the viewers have rated the supernatural drama at 9.0 out of 10 based on over 1,360 user ratings.
Stranger Things Season 1 Recap
Stranger things are happening in a small Indiana town in 1983. A story which begins with the sudden vanishing of a young boy turns into an awful reality. Initially, nobody considers this case as something extraordinary. A 12-year-old Will Byers is disappearing after his meeting with best friends on the way towards home. Of course, his mother goes to the police, in order to initiate an investigation. Local sheriff Jim Hopper begins to find out what happened. Simultaneously, Will’s best friends Dustin, Mike, and Lucas begin their own investigation. The boys stumble upon a strange young girl which is calling herself “011” due a tattoo on her arm. The girl is more than strange, taking into account that she is able to move objects and perform other supernatural tricks. Furthermore, she claims that she knows the place where Will is trying to hide himself from bad guys. The investigation is complicated by the fact that the boy’s corpse was finally found in the nearby lake. But his mother is refusing to admit her son’s decease claiming that he is contacting with her. Eventually, both investigations that have been initiated by the sheriff and the boys lead them to the secret governmental organization, and this allows them to unveil something truly sinister.
Recent News & Cast
On October 14, 2016, Netflix announced “Stranger Things” Season 2 casting. According to the announcement, “Dacre Montgomery has been cast in the role of BILLY, Max’s hyper-confident, and edgy older step-brother. He steals girlfriends away from their boyfriends, is great at drinking games, and drives a black Camaro. But lurking under his apparent charisma, is a violent and unpredictable nature.” He will be joining “Stranger Things” as a series regular.
“Sadie Sink has been cast in the role of MAX, a tough and confident girl whose appearance, behavior and pursuits seem more typical of boys than of girls in this era. She has a complicated history and is generally suspicious of those around her.” She will be also joining “Stranger Things” in Season 2 as a series regular.
On Nov 7, 2016, three new personalities joined the Season 2 cast of “Stranger Things.” Paul Reiser will portray Dr. Owens, a high-ranking member within the Department of Energy. Sean Astin will play Bob Newby, a former nerd who went to high school with Joyce and Sheriff Hopper and now manages the local Hawkins RadioShack. Linnea Berthelsen will play Roman, who is connected to all the things happened at the lab.
Notification of the Release Date (Season 2)
“Stranger Things” Season 1 commenced this summer on Netflix, and the series premiere has turned into a real “nostalgic hysteria.” This thrilling eight part television “motion picture” won the hearts of millions of viewers. After a long hiatus, millions of speculations and numerous interviews that The Duffer brothers were giving for the countless media, Netflix has finally announced a second season renewal of the supernatural horror web series. “Stranger Things” Season 2 is slated to premiere in 2017.
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