The cast and producers of “Stranger Things” appeared at Netflix’s Emmy FYSEE space in Beverly Hills Tuesday night to share their thoughts about the breakthrough first season of the sci-fi drama. Following an episode screening, cast members David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Caleb McLaughlin and Finn Wolfhard engaged in a fun panel discussion for fans and TV academy members along with Netflix head Ted Sarandos, creators/producers Ross and Matt Duffer and producer Shawn Levy.
The hit series about the search for a missing boy in the 1980s has captured America — and awards groups — by storm. The entire cast was honored with the SAG Award for Best Drama Ensemble earlier this year, while the producers prevailed at the PGA Awards. Those two precursor victories make “Stranger Things” a frontrunner heading into the 2017 Emmys, with many of our expert journalists predicting the Netflix series will be nominated for Best Drama Series.
While the “Stranger Things” cast and producers were mum about Season 2 — except for the fact that it will debut on Halloween — the official trailer warns, “The world is turning upside down.” We then see flashes of the kids in their Ghostbusters costumes and ominous men in suits watching security feeds of what appear to be asylum patients. The trailer ends with a shot of what could be next season’s Big Bad, an enormous spider-like creature far off in the distance.
Netflix’s colossal FYSEE experience has highlighted many of their major Emmy contenders for this awards cycle. Dozens of props, costumes and more are showcased throughout the 24,000-square-foot space, including a life-size “House of Cards,” a “Stranger Things” room with prop bicycles, an “Orange is the New Black” wall with real oranges, an “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” rotating wardrobe, and “The Crown’s” titular crown, costumes and dishware.
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