Netflix has released the final new trailer for Stranger Things Season 2, just two weeks before the show premieres. The new season picks up about a year after the events of Season 1, exploring the larger mythology of Will’s disappearance as new threats are introduced. Creators/showrunners The Duffer Brothers have described the nine-episode second season as more of a sequel than a new season, and indeed that’s kind of the theme of this one last trailer.
The crux here is that there’s a new, bigger, more dangerous monster in town than the one that terrorized the folks of Hawkins in Season 1. Upping the ante in the villain department is a hallmark of sequels, as is renewed problems for our heroes—namely that Will, who’s returned, is the key to stopping this thing but he’s also under great duress. There’s even a pretty major callback to a big moment from Season 1, so yeah, this trailer really feels like a blockbuster sequel, and I’m curious to see how that approach works in practice throughout nine new episodes.
Check out the new Stranger Things Season 2 trailer below, followed by a bevy of brand new images. The series stars Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Charlie Heaton, Noah Schnapp, David Harbour, Dacre Montgomery, Sadie Sink, and Winona Ryder. Stranger Things 2 premieres on Netflix on October 27th.
And here’s the show’s official synopsis and timeline:
It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demagorgon 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.
1953, date unknown – MKUltra comes to Hawkins and begins experimentation
1979 – Police Chief Jim Hopper returns to Hawkins
1983, November 6 – The vanishing of Will Byers
1983, November 8 – The vanishing of Barbara Holland
2016, July 15 – Part 1
2017, October 27 – Part 2