EXCUSE THE INTERRUPTION, but the Stranger Things just dropped a second, and final, trailer for its upcoming second season and we’re vibrating with excitement.
Here’s what we can tell so far: The year is 1984. Ronald Reagan is running for president with George H. W. Bush on the ticket, and the O.G.Ghostbusters has just hit theatres—but in Hawkins, Indiana, they have their own monsters to deal with. People are still reeling from having their world turned literally upside down by the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab—and from the looks of the trailer, things are about to get flipped all over again.
Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) has been rescued and is back with his crew of lovable misfits—Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) and Mike (Finn Wolfhard)—but he hasn’t fully escaped The Upside Down. Will is still struggling from residual affects from his time in the Upside Down, and it seems like the creatures threatening their town have not been fully destroyed yet—and Will may be their only hope for survival.
While the crew is forced once again to come together and save their town from the dark and destructive alternate reality, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) is also fighting her way back to the real world. She makes a dramatic appearance in the second trailer, complete with curly hair and a look that says “don’t mess with me.”
The trailer drops a lot of hints as to what to expect from the upcoming season, but we are still left with a burning question: where the eff is Barb? The fan favourite played by Shannon Purser, who earned an Emmy nom for her brief appearance in Season 1, has been notably absent from this season’s trailers and the cast list for Season 2. Could this be an indication that we won’t be seeing any #JusticeForBarb? Say it ain’t so!
The Stranger Things team also published a 44-second teaser on YouTube on Oct. 11, hinting that this season, we might finally get a bit more insight into Eleven, where she came from and who she was before her name became a number.
The second instalment of Stranger Things, a.k.a. the best show of 2016 (don’t fight us on this), will hit Netflix on Friday, October 27—five glorious days earlier than Halloween day, as was previously reported—and if the new trailer is any indication, we’re in for another gripping season of the Stand By Me-meets-E.T. sci-fi drama (and, hopefully, even more ).
Anyone else booking a vacay day for October 27?