A storm is heading straight for Hawkins, Indiana. Netflix announced the release date for Stranger Things season two on Twitter and debuted an ominous new poster. The follow up to last year’s phenomenon arrives on Netflix on October 27, 2017.
Along with the poster, and teaser motion poster, Netflix provided this timeline for the series:
1953, date unknown – MKUltra comes to Hawkins and begins experimentation
1979 – Police Chief Jim Hopper returns to Hawkins
1983, November 6 – The vanishing of Will Byers
1983, November 8 – The vanishing of Barbara Holland
2016, July 15 – Part 1
2017, October 27 – Part 2
The sophomore season takes place in 1984, a full year after the return of Will Byers. Although everything appears to be normal, an evil is lurking in the shadows, threatening the residents of Hawkins. Will may have been rescued from the Upside Down, but an even more sinister entity hides just beneath the surface.
Stranger Things is also heading to the 2017 Comic-Con International: San Diego on July 22 at 3 PM in Hall H. Fans are invited to join the cast and creators, to view never before seen footage from the upcoming second season.
Stranger Things season two will star Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine. New additions include Sadie Sink (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Dacre Montgomery (Power Rangers), Brett Gelman (The Other Guys), newcomer Linnea Berthelsen, and ’80s icons Sean Astin (The Goonies) and Paul Reiser (Aliens).