Acknowledging Their Lineage
♦Netflix’s surprise hit of last year, Stranger Things, is returning for a second season later this year, on 27 October, and they have just released a series of new posters which are pastiches of 1980s movies and (one 1970s)…
About Stranger Things 2:
A year after Will’s return, everything seems back to normal… but a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins.
Stranger Things is an American science fiction-horror web television series created, written, directed and co-executive produced by the Duffer Brothers, as well as co-executive-produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen. The first season stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono and Matthew Modine, with Noah Schnapp and Joe Keery in recurring roles. The second season will see Schnapp and Keery promoted to series regulars, along with the addition of Sadie Sink, and Dacre Montgomery. The first season focuses on the disappearance of a young boy, and the appearance of a psychokinetic girl, who helps his friends in their search, while the boy’s older brother, his mother, and the town police chief start their own investigations.
The series is set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, and is a homage to 1980s pop culture, inspired and aesthetically informed by the works of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, Stephen King, Robert Zemeckis, and George Lucas, among others.