"Stranger Things" Season 2 was originally set to premiere on October 31, but has been moved to an earlier premiere date, October 27.

The original Netflix series "Stranger Things" (created by brothers Matt and Ross Duffer) is set in the 1980s in a fictional town (Hawkins, Indiana). The series follows the story of Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard), Lucas Sinclair (Caleb McLaughlin) and Dustin Henderson (Gatten Mattarazzo) as they search for their friend, Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), who mysteriously vanishes. They encounter a girl with psychokinetic powers named Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) who helps them look for Will.

In their search for Will, they get into a crazy adventure involving demogorgons and the Upside Down.

Season 2 details

According to a report by Entertainment Weekly, Season 2 will mostly be focusing on the characters trying to go back to their normal lives after all the crazy happenings in the previous season. The creators revealed that this season will be darker and scarier than before. The second season begins a year after the events in the first, on Halloween in 1984.

Co-creator of the show, Matt Duffer said to Entertainment Weekly that Will Byers is still seeing images from the Upside Down. He teases that the question is whether the images are real or not. In the finale of Season 1, Will was rescued from the Upside Down but he coughed up a slug.

The Wheeler siblings are also struggling to return to normal. The siblings are in mourning -- Nancy (Natalia Byer) over the death of her best friend Barbara Holland (Shannon Purser) who was killed by the demogorgon in the first season, and Mike over the apparent death of Eleven after sacrificing herself to defeat the demogorgon in the first season.

Meanwhile, Chief Hopper (David Harbour) is trying to cover up everything that happened in the town to protect the kids.

Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder), the mother of Will and Jonathan (Charlie Heaton), is dating her old classmate Bob Newby (Sean Astin) to make life more stable for her sons.

New characters

Season 2 will be introducing new characters, the brother-sister duo Max (Sadie Sink) and Billy (Dacre Montgomery). Max will befriend the boys and attract the interests of Dustin and Lucas, while her brother Billy is hinted to be the season’s antagonist.

Other new characters include Roman (Linnea Berthelsen) who is an emotionally damaged young woman who suffered a great loss as a child and is connected to the supernatural happenings; Dr. Owens (Paul Reiser), a high-ranking member in the Department of Energy, sent to Hawkins for a clean-up assignment; and Murray Bauman (Brett Gelman) who is a disgraced journalist-turned conspiracy theorist.

SDCC Panel

The "Stranger Things" cast will be present on a panel at San Diego Comic-Con on July 22 at 3 pm. With the huge success of "Stranger Things," the panel will be held at Hall H – which is typically reserved for giants such as Marvel, DC, and HBO’s “Game of Thrones."

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