Beware the Demogorgon: Netflix confirms Stranger Things 2

31 Aug 2016

Stranger Things 2 is on the way, airing in 2017

Netflix has announced that Stranger Things 2 will hit our screens in 2017. Demogorgons at the ready, it’s not clear where the story will take us.

Stranger Things was a rampant success on Netflix this summer. The series was set in 1980s Indiana and featured as many nods to that era as possible.

The Demogorgon monster was freaky, the government test site scary and the child actors outstanding. And now, Netflix has confirmed Stranger Things 2 for next year.

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While the release date has not been revealed yet, what we do know is that writers and creators Matt and Ross Duffer will return for a nine-part second season.

Stranger Things 2 will be produced by 21 Laps for Netflix, with executive producers Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen, as well as the Duffers, back for the new run.

For those yet to see the original, Stranger Things tells the story of the disappearance of a young boy, and the ensuing search.

Far from a straight up-and-down detective thriller à la Broadchurch, though, this involves top secret government experiments, supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.

A trailer for the second season reveals little, but it’s probably enough to keep everybody interested in the story until then.

The first season featured Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.

As yet it’s unclear if any return for season two, though the ending of Stranger Things hinted at the storyline progressing with the same cast.

Some of the concept art used in the show is incredible, and can be seen here.

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic