What Stranger Things Season 2 Will Be About, According To One Director

Stranger Things Season 2

Summer TV is a funny thing. While most cable and network programming screeches to a halt, a truly captivating series can seriously blow up- especially with most TV audiences free to explore different shows. We've seen this trend in shows like Game of Thrones and Orange is the New Black, and Netflix once again hit the jackpot this past summer with the 80's sci-fi adventure Stranger Things. The Duffer Brothers' creation was the breakout hit of the summer, with high viewership, great reviews, as well as accruing a rabid fanbase that has catapulted the series to pop culture royalty. With Season 2 beginning production, many fans have been wondering what the sophomore season would include, but now we have a clue.

Stranger Things director Shawn Levy recently spoke with Collider about where everything stands regarding the series' second season. When speaking about the overall plot, Levy revealed the following:

Will Byers was in that Upside Down for a while. So Season 2 is about this determined desire to return to normalcy in Hawkins, in the Byers family, in that group of friends, and it's the struggle to reclaim normalcy and maybe the impossibility of it.

There we go, people. With all of our main characters now experienced in the supernatural (besides Mike's clueless mom), going back to "normal" ain't gonna be easy.

The first season of Stranger Things ended on a surprisingly happy note. A month passed in Hawkins, Indiana and all seemed to be right with the world. The four boys are once again playing Dungeons and Dragons in Mike's basement, but this time they win their campaign. Christmas has come to the little town, with all of the protagonists happily celebrating the season. Nancy and Steve are back together, they replace Jonathan's camera, and things are strangely normal.

But now it appears there is more than meets the eye, and we will see how the characters are dealing with their knowledge of The Upside Down, Eleven, and Hawkins Labs. The protagonists presumably made some sort of pact to keep the secret within the group, which is probably hard since four children are expected to keep their mouths shut.

And then there's poor Will Byers. While sitting down for Christmas dinner with his family, he excuses himself to the bathroom and the shit hits the fan. We see Will throwing up a slug creature into the sink, similar to the ones we saw exiting Barb's corpse. And while looking into the mirror, we see The Upside Down version of the Byers house flash for a moment. It seems that Will has been permanently changed by the events of Season 1, and he might not be out of the woods yet.

Has he been infected by the Demogorgon? Does he have powers like Eleven now? We'll just have to wait till Season 2 is released.

Stranger Things Season 2 does not currently have a release date, but we here at CinemaBlend will keep you updated on all the details as they become public.

Corey Chichizola
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