The latest batch of photos from the second season of Stranger Things not only shows fan favorites with fresh looks, they also reveal some new characters who will either help or hurt our kid protagonists.
One of the most interesting developments seen in the images (debuting via Entertainment Weekly) is what looks to be a new relationship for Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder). Sean Astin joins the show as Bob Newby, and it seems he and Joyce have a great connection. It also looks like he'll be dragged into the fray of the Byers' supernatural life, especially since Joyce's son Will (Noah Schnapp) is pictured in the hospital with an oxygen mask. Could Will's condition be related to the parasitical connection the Demigorgon still has on him?
Billy (Dacre Montgomery) is another new character that could be either friend or foe. Seeing how the teenagers behaved in the first season, he's more than likely going to cause some friction for our young heroes. Check out all of the photos in the gallery below.
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Speaking of our heroes, Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) are decked out in their Ghostbusters costumes, complete with proton packs, and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) is back, and she's got a classic '80s shag hairdo. Jim Hooper (David Harbour) is also back, and from the look he's sporting, it's clear that he knows even more than what he did when we last left him.
The second season of Stranger Things promises to be even scarier and more mysterious than the last time, especially with the threat of a new monster. One popular theory is that the monster is the Thessalhydra, another fabled creature from Dungeons and Dragons. There's also the possibility of seeing yet another character from the evil Hawkins Laboratory; one of the episodes is named "The Lost Brother," meaning there might be someone else like Eleven out there.
Stranger Things returns to Netflix Oct. 27.