Fans can hardly wait for "Stranger Things"season two,the follow-up to this summer's surprise break out Netflix hit. Series creator Matt Duffer (along with brother Ross) says that season twowill be more like a sequel than a typical second season TV show,; in an interview on Moviefone, Matt Duffer said that S2 would be "a little bit different...a little bit darker."

'Stranger Things'

"Stranger Things" -- if you somehow managed to avoid binge watching the first season already -- is set in 1983 in Indiana. The first season began with the disappearance of a young boy (Will Byers) and the mystery of a young girl (Eleven) who appears at the same time.

His friends, family, and the police uncover government conspiracies and supernatural powers as they try to find him. The second seasonwill take some time to examine the dramatic events of S1. Because of the fact that the cast is so young, the story will have to jump ahead in time about a year to catch up with the way they have all continued to grow up. The action begins again set in the fall of 1984.

One of the mysteries fans are waiting to find out about is the fate of Eleven, the girl with telekinetic and telepathic powers played so well by Millie Bobby Brown. At the end of S1, it looks like she sacrificed herself to get rid of the Monster...but then we later see Sheriff Hopper (David Harbour) leaving Eggos in the woods.

And, Will Byers is back -- but is he really "back" or still linked somehow to the supernatural Upside Down dimension? That's another question that "Stranger Things" S2will delve into.

S2 – new characters

Netflix recently made a couple of casting announcements.

Sadie Sink will play Max, a strong girl who is described as "tough," and Australian actor Dacre Montgomery will play Billy, older step-brother to Max. Billy will be that cool, overly confident guy who drives a black Camaro and has a way with the ladies. Both will be regular characters on "Stranger Things."Joe Keery (Steve Harrington) and Noah Schnapp (Will Byers)will become series regulars.

Roman is a new character in the series, a 30-ish man who has gone through hell and is focused on revenge. There's no casting announcement for the role just yet.

Who won't be back in season two?When we last saw Barb (Shannon Purser) Nancy Dyers' best friend, she was killed by the Monster in the Upside Down dimension of Steve's pool. She tries to escape, but is pulled back in, and later, Eleven sees her corpse. The evil scientist type, Dr. Martin Brenner (played by Matthew Modine) will be back, even though he's had his own violent encounter with the Monster. The laboratory and its ongoing work will be part of the story in S2.

Netflix released a teaser in August that only contained a series of words and terms that were eventually revealed to be the tentative episode titles for the upcoming season-- "Madmax," "The Boy Who Came Back to Life," "The Pumpkin Patch," "The Palace," "The Storm," "The Pollywog," "The Secret Cabin," "The Brain," and "The Lost Brother." Speculation has been rampant on the meaning of the titles – is the "lost brother" a sibling of Eleven?

Is the "pollywog" that icky thing from the Upside Down dimension that came out of Will's mouth?

Other burning questions: is Will gay? What about Hopper getting into that car associated with the sinister lab -- is he cooperating with them? Does it have something to do with his daughter's death, supposedly from cancer? Will Eleven be reunited with her mother, which seems to be Terry, the unwitting victim of the lab's mind control experiments?

"Stranger Things" S2is set to air sometime in 2017 on Netflix.

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