While historically some of its movie libraries have not been so great, Netflix has been killing it with its original Series programming. With such dynamic shows as House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, and Bojack Horseman, the streaming service is slowly becoming a TV powerhouse with just as many (if not more) subscriptions as HBO and other premium channels. Of course, you can’t forget their partnership with Marvel Television bringing Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and it will soon bring Iron Fist and The Defenders next year. But Netflix once again changed the game with Stranger Things.
The nostalgia-driven science-fiction/horror show set in the 1980s focused on the disappearance of a 12-year-old boy in small town Indiana and gave us everything we loved about the 80s. There was an exceptional cast of young kids determined to find their missing friend, a telekinetic young girl, a sinister government agency, an alternate reality, and a horrifying monster. The show drew inspiration from such cult classics as E.T., The Goonies, Firestarter, Poltergeist, Stand By Me, Aliens, Stephen King, John Carpenter, John Hughes, and much more. The show paid perfect homage to the classics of the past and was never cheesy doing so. It’s been a hit and now has a big fanbase. It’s no surprise that the show will have a second season. The names of each episode (which hint at what’s in store) are as follows:
“The Boy Who Came Back to Life”
“The Pumpkin Patch”
“The Secret Cabin”
“The Lost Brother”
The producers have just announced that the second season has started production in a very Stranger Things type of way.
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— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) November 4, 2016
Those who aren’t from the Upside Down, the text included in the tweet was:
“Back in Production see you next year #strangerthings”
Included I the table read photo are some of the original cast members: Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Millie Bobbie Brown, Charlie Heaton, Natalia Dyer, and Joe Keery. The photo also includes new cast members Sadie Sink who will play a new character named Max, and Dacre Montgomery who will play new character Billy.
For those who don’t want to turn their heads upside down, here is the photo.
Stranger Things returns to Netflix in 2017.
Source: Geek Tyrant