Netflix subscribers and science fiction fans have been holding our collective breath for a year now, and now we at least know when we can exhale: October 27th. That’s the now-official date for the release of season two of Stranger Things, announced today via the series’ official Twitter account. The @Stranger_Things posted an eerie teaser trailer today which, while giving away very few (if any) details about the upcoming seasons, is enough to make any Stranger Things fan’s hair stand up.
The release of Stranger Things almost exactly one year ago was the beginning of what has since become a popular culture phenomenon. The series was unlike anything else on television and was a breath of fresh air in a TV landscape dominated by moody, dark dramas full of morally ambiguous protagonists (blame Breaking Bad). Stranger Things features a retro look and soundtrack and harkens back to the golden days of adventure fantasies by the likes of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. What’s more, the series centers around a group of children, and instantly transports any viewer back to a time when there was much more magic in the world. If you haven’t watched it, do yourself a favor and go binge the entire first season immediately.
The teaser trailer begins with the year “1984” (which is one year after the setting of the first season) in bright red letters, followed by the text “only gets stranger.” As the iconic soundtrack fades in, the trailer cuts to a road sign for the fictional town of Hawkins, where the series takes place. As the camera focuses on the sign, four of the series’ five protagonists ride by on bicycles, straight into a strange red electrical storm. The tweet featuring the teaser was accompanied by the caption “Some doors can’t be closed. #StrangerThings2 arrives on October 27.”
Season two of Stranger Things will premiere on October 27th, exclusively on Netflix. It’s going to be a great Halloween.