First Look at 'Stranger Things' Season 2 is a Halloween Party

Friday, 03 February 2017 - 8:05PM
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Friday, 03 February 2017 - 8:05PM
First Look at 'Stranger Things' Season 2 is a Halloween Party
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The Netflix adventure/horror/mystery Stranger Things is set to turn the Super Bowl upside-down, and we already have our first look at what to expect.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the first commercial for the show will air during the sports event, continuing the Super Bowl's proudly capitalist tradition of airing commercials more interesting than the game itself. They also released an early image that comes directly from said commercial, giving us the first official anything from season 2:


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First, the obvious: that's Dustin, Mike and Lucas (and no Will Byers?) all dressed up as Ghostbusters for Halloween, because Stranger Things loves 1980s movies. They seem to be the only ones dressed up at Hawkins Middle School, complete with fittingly bland jack-o-lantern decorations we all saw at our own schools. And Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) either seems terrified or really bummed, it's hard to tell. There's no Eleven either, even though it's been confirmed she's returning, but her absence makes sense given season 1's ending.

And importantly, does the seasonal theme suggest that season 2 will come out closer to Halloween? There's still no set release date, although it's likely one will finally appear in the Super Bowl commercial. The show's official Twitter also posted another extremely cryptic hint, in the form of this 80s weather forecast:


While this could mean absolutely anything, there's already been plenty speculation. It's clearly a reference to the Super Bowl, being played in Houston on Sunday. Rather concerning is how Sunday suddenly drops several dozen degrees into a freezing thunderstorm from the day before.

One theory being floated is that the release date is hidden in there, because the numbers in the first two days, when subtracted from each other, are 9 and 8, while the barometric pressure numbers at the bottom subtract to 17. Which would be 9-8-17, September 8, 2017, shortly before autumn starts. Granted, that sounds completely crazy, but there's no way this picture is just a weather forecast. Besides, was Joyce Byers crazy when she created a Ouija board out of Christmas lights?

Stranger Things season 2 is expected to come out some time in 2017.
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