It's a good time to be a TV viewer. With great programming being aired on network TV, cable, premium channels, and streaming services, there is no shortage of awesome TV to be binged at any moment. And this summer introduced us to a new hit which quickly became a pop culture staple: Netflix's Stranger Things. The 80's set sci-fi adventure went from unknown to viral, as Netflix subscribers devoured the series. With Season 2 coming this fall, the series is now attempting to avoid spoilers and keep its contents hidden. And now it appears that HBO's megahit Game of Thrones affected this process.
We literally consulted with the producers on Game of Thrones to learn security protocols.
It looks like Stranger Things isn't unknown anymore. And with so many mysteries left open by Season 1's finale, there are certainly plenty of secrets to keep regarding the sci-fi series' sophomore season.
Popular shows like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead certainly have had to guard their secrets over the years. Betweens leaks, set photos, and fan theories, it's almost impossible for these dramas to get through an entire season without something being ruined. So it makes sense that Shawn Levy and the folks behind Stranger Things would seek tutelage from Game regarding security. They've been doing it for a long time.
Regarding what exactly Stranger Things is trying to keep secret, there are quite a few options. To start, Eleven's fate was left ambiguous by the finale. While it first appeared that the psychokinetic little girl had perished while destroying the Demogorgon, we saw Hopper leaving Eggo's in some shady box in the woods, obviously signifying that we hadn't seen the last of her. But how and when Eleven will return to Hawkins and her group of friends is a mystery.
Then there's Will Byers. While Joyce and Hopper rescued him from The Upside Down, the kid isn't out of the woods yet. He's throwing up living Demogorgon slugs in secret, and is also seeing flashes of The Upside Down as well. It's unclear if Will is actually traveling to the alternate dimension during these flashes or its a case of PTSD, but either way there are major secrets to be kept.
Stranger Things' Super Bowl teaser also hinted at a huge and mysterious new monster for the folks of Hawkins, Indiana to battle. And while it may be frustrating that we don't know much about Season 2, it'll pay off when the season premieres and audiences are able to truly enjoy and be surprised with each new moment.