Stranger Things Producer Says Season 2 Is "Next-Level Crazy"

Monday, 26 September 2016 - 3:38PM
Stranger Things
Monday, 26 September 2016 - 3:38PM
Stranger Things Producer Says Season 2 Is "Next-Level Crazy"
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After keeping us on tenterhooks for a while, Netflix finally renewed Stranger Things for a second season, but we still don't know anything about it. Aside from one enigmatic teaser that only told us the episode titles, we have no intel on the second installment of the series. Now, executive producer Shawn Levy is starting to hype the material they have so far, and he calls the second season "high-level crazy stuff."
Speaking to Southern California Public Radio, Levy admitted that the "pressure is on" to deliver for season two, and that they're trying to find a balance between honoring the characters of the first season and building the world for the future of the series:

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This has been the challenge of it: on the one hand as we've seen in the movie world, to do a follow-up that feels like the same thing is disappointing to an audience; to abandon things or change things [from the original], that disappoints the audience.

A lot of Season 2 is next-level, some crazy stuff, but we must service these characters who are now beloved, who are known to the audience.
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The producer also addressed a potential time jump, especially since the kids will visibly age very quickly:

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We had dinner with the kids. We could see it right in front of us. They are not the same. They are still, thank God, charming and authentic, but it is a different form of those things.
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He didn't get into any specifics regarding when the second season would take place, but he did say that they were "going to stay honest with these kids by growing with them." So it sounds like season two may jump at least a year in the future, if they want to reflect the apparent ages of the children.

Stranger Things season two comes out on Netflix sometime next year.
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