Stranger Things Season 2 Plot Revealed and It Sounds So Normal It’s Strange!


As part of their cover story of Netflix’s biggest show, Entertainment Weekly revealed the plot of Stranger Things season 2.

In addition to watching the Atlanta Falcons fly straight into a wall, last weekend’s Super Bowl gave us our first look at Stranger Things season 2. Unfortunately, the show’s not poised to return until this Halloween, which feels like a swift punch in the gut. But now that we’ve gotten our first look and Entertainment Weekly revealed the plot of the next season, this timing makes a lot of sense.

Of course, we saw the boys dressed up as Ghostbusters. This is because season 2 picks up on Halloween, 1984. (Boy, John Carpenter must be so proud.) While Will tries to re-assimilate to regular life outside of the Upside Down, his mother attempts to balance life with her sons between time with her boyfriend, Bob (who will be played by Sean Astin). According to Winona Ryder, “I think she’s made this choice with Bob because she wants a good father figure in her sons’ lives.”

Apparently, Hopper has too much on his plate to be that guy. Obviously, he’s got a lot of baggage. Plus, the season finale saw him cut some sort of deal with the government that remains unclear for us at this point. As he tries to cover up everything in Hawkins (which hasn’t had anything happen to it on this scale in decades), Nancy and Mike also have to deal with losing their closest friends, Barb and Eleven.

But as we saw in the trailer, things will continue to get crazy in Hawkins. In addition to new monsters, several new cast members have been added. The new additions include Dacre Montgomery and Sadie Sink, who will play siblings Billy and Max, respectively.

According to EW, Billy’s not exactly going to get chummy with the kids. “Stephen King always has really great human villains. The evil in the real world is often as bad or worse than the supernatural evil, so we wanted to introduce a character like that,” says co-creator Matt Duffer.

And he’s not the only villain set to make an entrance that isn’t a monster. (Though, rest assured that the gate to the Upside Down is still open). Instead, Dr. Brenner (who seemingly died in the previous season) has been replaced by Dr. Owens (played by Paul Reiser).

Also, Dustin gets a pet. So, if he wasn’t your favorite character before, he probably will be now.

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Stranger Things returns to Netflix this Halloween.