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Stranger Things Confirmed For Season 2 With New Characters Revealed

If you haven’t already heard, Netflix have renewed Stranger Things for a second season to debut in 2017 with nine titled episodes revealed in the teaser trailer.

There hasn’t been any footage revealed in the teaser trailer, however the names of the episodes have been: “Madmax”, “The boy who came back to life” , The Pumpkin Patch” , “The Palace” , The Storm”, “The Pollywog”, “The Secret Cabin”, “The Brain” and “The Lost Brother.”

The show has become so popular that an independent data-measurement company Symphony Advanced Media had estimated in their figures that the series had drawn in an average of 14.4 million viewers ranging from 18-49 the first 35 days of streaming.

Reflecting on these figures, according to The Atlantic, that would make Stranger Things the second most watched Netflix original of 2016.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Duffer Brothers, Matt and Ross, go into more details about what they want to happen for season 2.

Matt Duffer said, “We’re really excited about continuing the story. There’s a comfort factor in that we know people love and have responded to this world and these characters.”

Ross Duffer spoke in a bit more depth regarding The Upside Down stating, “We obviously have this gate to another dimension, which is still very much open in the town of Hawkins. And a lot of questions there in terms of, if the Monster is dead, was it a singular monster? What else could be out there?”

“We really don’t go in there much until they go in to find Will at the end. So we’ve opened up this doorway, and to us it’s exciting to talk about, like, what else is behind there? There’s a lot more mystery to be solved.”

“As much as possible, we’re trying to approach it the same as season one, which is to write stuff that we’re excited about and we think is cool.”

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The Duffer Brothers revealed that there will be three new additional characters introduced into the second season as they teased that, “There’s going to be a lot of new and interesting dynamics that we didn’t see in season 1.” 

First off we have Max, a ‘tough and confident 13-year-old female’ that has a very complicated relationship with her stepbrother Billy who is a ‘super muscular, overconfident 17-year-old who steals peoples’ girlfriends, is a drinking game pro and drives a Black Camaro.’

Finally we have Roman, who will potentially be aged between 30 – 38 without a specified gender for the time being. The character details outline, ‘after growing up homeless with a drug-addicted mother, he or she suffered a great loss at an early age and has been seeking revenge ever since.’

Executive producer, Shawn Levy in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter commented that, “There’s definitely a handful of really compelling new characters this season, but absolutely servicing the core group first and foremost.”

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Stranger Things Goes 8-Bit In Retro Videogame Makeover by “8-Bit Cinema”

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Netflix’s smash hit sci-fi series Stranger Things which is set in the 1980’s has been treated to a NES-style rendition by CineFix in 8-bit Cinema.

Well known for their recreated Jurassic Park, Blade Runner and Hunger Games 8-Bit movies, it was only a matter of time until Stranger Things got a justified retro treatment.

Directed by 8-Bit Cinemas’ Dutton Brothers, the faux 80’s styled video game has the midi version of the show’s retro soundtrack, have also kept true to the major story line as well as sticking to the show’s pop culture references from that era.

The 4-minute video gives a substantial amount of information regarding the 8-episode season, so if you have yet to watch the inspired sci fi series, then I would recommend not watching the video below and get your binge on for Stranger Things.

The series sparked a trend of retro artwork to inspired unofficial retro games since it’s release. This might be due to the fact that the Duffer brothers expressed interest in an official video game adaptation of the series, stating that they would love to see an old school 8-bit video game that will look to bridge the gap between season 1 and recently renewed season 2.

8 Bit-Cinema’s tribute to the show was not the first, as earlier this year Stranger Things also had an unofficial point-and-click adventure created by indie game developer Infamous Games, which is free to download and play for Mac, Windows and Linux.

Infamous Games are a group of people, “who love old school adventure games,” and wanted to give fans a taste of nostalgia with the re-imagined NES styled Stranger Things. The game is a fantastic ode to the series however very short lived, as you can probably tell from the 15MB download.

STRANGER THINGS Gets a Stylized ’80s Adventure Game You Can Play

As Nerdist pointed out, the Stranger Things kids never spent too much time playing video games as Nintendo hadn’t released the NES and the country had been in the middle of the video game crash of 1983. Most of their free time had been spent playing Dungeons and Dragons and looking for their missing friend Will Byers with the mysterious girl, Eleven.

Below is 8-Bit Cinemas’ stylised 80’s game that contains spoilers, so proceed with caution.

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