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The world can't wait to see what's coming up in Season 2 of Stranger Things, and that's a problem. Prior to Season 1, the names Duffer, "the upside-down,"or Demogorgon meant very little to the general populace. Lack of interest meant the team was able to shoot without much worry or interest from the outside world. This is not the case for Season 2, and media and paparazzi alike look to be hounding for any and all details they can grab ahead of the Halloween release date. That means things have changed drastically whilst filming the current season, and security has been tightened to prevent leaks. Executive Producer Sean Levy explains:
We had no security protocols last season and we have extensive security protocols this season. I can't speak about what they are because then people could crack them. We protect every story point, every page of every script...
One of the co-creators even went on after that to say he has to burn his notes. While extreme, these tactics have a proven track record. The Stranger Things team consulted the team of Game of Thrones for tips on how to keep their set secure. The Game of Thrones team has done a pretty solid job preventing plot points from leaking, although even they aren't perfect. Let's not forget the time HBO Nordic accidentally uploaded a full episode of Season 6 a day before it was going to air, though. Considering Stranger Things Season 2 will drop all at once, I don't see anything like that being a problem.
For the most part, the Stranger Things team has been doing a pretty good job about keeping fans in the dark while filming. Minus a small leak when production began, all information currently known about Season 2 has come directly from the source. This is thanks to that tight security protocol, which only works when the methods aren't revealed. Looks like no one told Millie Bobbie Brown (Eleven) that when she spoke to EW:
Now we have a code name [for the show], and now I have a code name! It's this weird thing. On the call sheets our names are across it and if we lose it, we're dead.
Oh from the mouths of babes, although code names on scripts are not uncommon. Try as the Stranger Things team might, I'm sure something will eventually leak. Even if nothing does we still have a decent amount to go on from what David Harbour told us. You can learn a lot just by watching the Season 2 trailer frame by frame, too! Like, did you see that giant thing Will was looking at in the distance?! You know more than a few people in Hawkins, Indiana are going to see that thing. That is, provided they are in the "right-side up" Hawkins, Indiana. Speculate on that while you travel on over to our midseason premiere guide and find something new to obsess over.