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David Harbour, Ross Duffer Talk ‘Stranger Things’ Ending—‘We’re Going to Get Out Before We’ve Worn Out Our Welcome’

By: Taylor Gates

A sad thing was revealed for “Stranger Things” fans at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend. Actor David Harbour and co-creator Ross Duffer both confirmed that the Emmy-nominated show would likely end after four or five seasons.

“We don’t have an open-ended thing like ‘The Walking Dead,’” Harbour told TVLine. “There is an end to all these characters…We’re going to give you something fun and then we’re going to get out before we’ve worn out our welcome. We have a specific story that we’re going to tell.”

“In terms of exact number of seasons we’re not sure,” added Duffer before hinting that four or five seemed like a sweet spot. “I know that [co-creator] Matt and I wanna stick with it and just sort of finish it out. But again we don’t want to linger too long, we just want to tell the story that we want to tell and get out. Hopefully people are like, ‘I want more!’ and that’s great, but that’s sort of how we want to leave it.”

Duffer also talked about how season 2 would set the tone for the rest of the series. “We sort of have a rough plan,” he teased. “I think the important thing for us was to really start to lay the groundwork this season for what would be the arc for the rest of the show.”

The second season of “Stranger Things” hits Netflix October 27th.

‘Stranger Things’ Composers Tease the Role of the Upside-Down in Season 2

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By: Briana Phipps

Brace yourselves, “Stranger Things” fans —  it sounds like you’ll be getting a much bigger view of the Upside-Down when the supernatural Netflix series returns for a second season.

“Stranger Things” composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein recently spoke during a South by Southwest podcast to discuss their approach to writing music for the series.

In the process, they dropped some information about how the Upside-Down — the mysterious world briefly explored by Jim Hopper (David Harbour) and Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) in the first season — will be depicted in the new batch of episodes.

“There are new characters, fun, and the Upside-Down will be more of a place… you’ll spend more time,” said Dixon. “So we’ll make a lot more weird music this time around.”

While details about the second season of “Stranger Things” have been hard to come by, the show’s cast  and its creators, the Duffer Brothers, offered some insight earlier this year.

In the second season, which picks up almost a year after the events of the first run, Will Byers — who emerged from the Upside-Down in Season 1 — will experience “some sort of post-traumatic stress disorder,” according to co-creator Matt Duffer.

“He seems to be seeing images from the Upside-Down — the question is whether they’re real or not,” Duffer said. “So it seems like he’s having some sort of post-traumatic stress disorder.”

Will’s mother Joyce, meanwhile, has taken up with a former high-school classmate named Bob (played by “The Goonies” alum Sean Astin), and attempts to bring some sense of normalcy to her distraught family, according to Ryder.

“She’s trying to mask a lot,” Ryder offered. “I think she’s made this choice with Bob because she wants a good father figure in her sons’ lives.”

Lawman Jim Hopper is undergoing his own struggles, as he attempts to keep the disappearance of Barb and other Season 1 events under wraps for the good of Joyce and others.

“It kind of falls on Hopper to be the voice of authority to say, ‘This did happen and this didn’t happen,’” Harbour revealed. “He’s struggling with the compromise that takes him to, having to lie and cover things up.”

‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Teased at Super Bowl LI

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By: Oliver Drennan

Since its initial release , Stranger Things fans have been waiting eagerly for news of the highly anticipated second season of Netflix’s megahit. What better way to shed some light on the upcoming confidential season than to premiere its first teaser at Super Bowl LI?

Standouts in the teaser include, Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) all donning Ghostbuster gear, while a quick glimpse of a monstrous figure is later seen lurking in the stormy distance.

Season 2 will take place in 1984, one year after the events of the first season. Details are still scarce, but the teaser states “the world will turn upside down”.

Also reprising their roles: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, and Noah Schnapp, while newcomers Paul Reiser and Sean Astin join the cast this season.

So what can we expect to uncover in the mysterious second season? We’ll have to wait until Season 2 of Stranger Things releases exclusively on Netflix this Halloween.

Check out the teaser below and let us know your thoughts or predictions in the comments!

‘Stranger Things’ Stars Talk About Season 2 and Tease Justice for Barb

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By: Karina Vargas

The stars of the Netflix drama, Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) and David Harbour (Chief Hopper), talked at the New York Comic Con about the upcoming season of ‘Stranger Things’ which is set to debut in 2017.

“We did get the first couple scripts and it’s insane,” Harbour said during the panel discussion. He also talked about the tragic death of Barb (Shannon Purser) and said there could be more to the story in the upcoming season.

“We do know a little bit about Season 2, but we’re not going to tell you anything,” he previewed. “We do deal with the lose ends…and we do deal with some of the internet rage over Barb’s death.”

Brown who wouldn’t confirm her return, revealed that she did in fact receive the scripts of the first few episodes. Brown admitted her frustration with her characters silence in the first season. “I’m just like, ‘Talk, Eleven!’ Say where the Upside Down is!” she laughed.

Harbour is hoping for a reunion between Hopper and Eleven. “There would be a rich emotional arc there that I would love to explore should it be in there this season,” he said. “Should Eleven reemerge, there’s a lot of territory there.”

‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 will stream on Netflix sometime in 2017.

‘Stranger Things’ Renewed at Netflix, Season 2 to Premiere in 2017

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By: Briana Phipps

In a not-so-strange turn of events, Netflix has renewed breakout hit “Stranger Things” for a second season.

Season 2 will debut in 2017 and will consist of 9 episodes, in comparison to the first season that spanned 8 episodes.

The news comes hardly as a surprise, as the supernatural drama has become arguably the buzziest series of the summer. Insiders tell Variety that work on the second season has already been underway for quite some time.

The Duffer Brothers will return as writers for the second season and will executive produce with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen once again. 21 Laps Entertainment produces “Stranger Things.”

“Stranger Things” stars Winona Ryder in her first major TV role. In the first season, she starred alongside David Harbour, Matthew Modine, Finn Wolfhard, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, Noah Schnapp, Millie Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Joe Chrest, Joe Keery, Rob Morgan, Ross Partridge, Shannon Purser, John Paul Reynolds, Mark Steger and Chris Sullivan. No casting has been confirmed for upcoming season.

The ’80s-set thriller follows the disappearance of a young boy and a telekinetic girl who helps his friends with their search, while the boy’s older brother and the town police chief start their own investigations.

Earlier this summer, “Stranger Things” creators Matt and Ross Duffer talked about a second season in an interview with Variety, teasing what they have up their sleeves for the next episodes of the show.

Before the renewal was announced, the Duffer brothers also spoke to the Television Critics Association press tour, telling reporters that there’s more to the story and they hope they get to tell it. “We want it to feel like a big movie,” Matt said. “But there’s a bigger mythology, and there’s a lot of dangling threads at the end. We could explore it if Netflix wanted to continue.”

Ross added, “It’s about giving enough so the audience feels satisfied.”

Well, now with Season 2 coming along, it appears the audience will be on their way to satisfaction.

This news was first reported by Variety.