“Stranger Things” returns on October 27, but on October 13 — Friday the 13th, appropriately enough — Netflix released one final trailer to give viewers a last tease of what’s to come, including the return of Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven and the arrivals of series newcomers Sean Astin and Paul Reiser. Watch it above.
Season one hinged on the disappearance of young Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), who was dragged into the Upside Down. He was brought back home safe and sound by season’s end — without Barb, sadly — but that doesn’t mean things have returned to normal. As the new trailer illustrates, he’s having apocalyptic visions connected to his time in the parallel dimension. According to Netflix’s official synopsis, “It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.”
“Stranger Things” premiered its eight-episode first season in July 2016, and it grew gradually into one of the year’s biggest sleeper hits. It also did well on the awards scene, upsetting to win the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best TV Drama Ensemble and claiming five Emmys out of 18 nominations, though it was upset by Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” for Best Drama Series. It has unfinished business at the upcoming Golden Globes, though. It earned bids last year for Best TV Drama Series and Best TV Drama Actress (Winona Ryder), but lost both bids to fellow Netflix series “The Crown” and its star Claire Foy. But after more than a year of building buzz and anticipation for season two, “Stranger Things” could be well positioned to strike back.
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