We’re still a long way off from Stranger Things‘ second season (Halloween) premiere, so I’m desperate for any little tidbits that come our way. Luckily, it looks like Netflix is already sending some of our favorite TV kids out on the publicity trail, and there are a few details to be gleaned from this Emmy Magazine sneak peek.
For instance, Wall-E and Finding Nemo/Dory director, Andrew Stanton is heading up two midseason episodes, “The Pollywog” and “The Storm”. To prepare himself, Stanton watched Season 1 with no sound.
That slug-ish critter Will coughed up after he came back from the Upside-Down isn’t the only thing worrying his pals; Gaten Matarazzo (aka Dustin Henderson) says,
“… I think they feel emotionally scarred. They feel alone, because their best friend is back, and he’s not acting like their best friend anymore. He’s changed.”
He also notes that we’ll get to see “each character on their own; you’re gonna see a lot more into the lives of … how the characters are coping with what’s been going on
Finn Wolfhard (who plays Mike Wheeler) says Season 2 will be more “horror-oriented”.
“There are gonna be some challenges that the characters face that are real, that are disturbing … I think the season will be a lot more dark.”
Millie Bobby Brown and Matazarro also discuss the fun of 80s clothing, hair and technology, although old school communication does have its challenges.
Another fun note: Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) mentioned that at their initial auditions, posters of Jaws, E.T. and The Goonies were on the walls; “It was like our homework, to watch those movies. Check out the full video:
In case you’re wondering, the insanely talented cast still breaks out their dance moves any chance they get.
Stranger Things returns to Netflix October 31st.