Netflix’s ‘STRANGER THINGS’ Composers Tease the Upside Down
2017 marks the return of many revivals and more fan favorite shows like Showtime’s TWIN PEAKS, Season 7 of GAME OF THRONES, and the second season of Netflix’s STRANGER THINGS.
While the plot wraps continue to be a bit mysterious, what is known is that a small teaser was released during the Super Bowl, promo photos, and that this new season will take place one year after, in 1984. However, composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein spoke with The Vinyl Factory and teased a bit about what can we expect.
“We are working on it. It should be interesting. I think they’ve already come out and said that things are going to be a bit darker and weirder. We’ve yet to really see what that looks like. I mean, it’s always kind of hard to tell what’s going to work until you get in there. Hopefully, it’s a bit weirder this time. I’m sure it will be weirder, because I think they are going to spend a little more time in the Upside Down this season.”
Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery are the newest members to join the cast. Sink will play a suspicious tomboy named Max, while Montgomery will play her older, hyper-confident ladies-man step-brother Billy, who hides a violent/unstable streak. Meanwhile, Season 1 stars Joe Kerry (Steve Harrington) and Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) have been promoted to series regulars.
The 9-episode second season is set in 1984 and will be released in 2017 from series writers/creators Matt and Ross Duffer.
A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80s, STRANGER THINGS is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.
Season 1 stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalie Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton and Matthew Modine.
Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer write, direct and co-showrun the series and also executive produce along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen via their 21 Laps Entertainment banner. Shawn Levy also directs.
STRANGER THINGS season 2 will be produced by 21 Laps for Netflix. Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, and The Duffer Brothers executive produce.
STRANGER THINGS season 2 hits the streaming site on Halloween.