Netflix is returning to Hawkins, Indiana, a little sooner than expected.
The streaming service has unveiled a downright new Lovecraftian poster and 25-seccond teaser for the second season of Stranger Things that, in addition to offering another chilling glimpse of the enormous monster, announce a new release date: Oct. 27. The previous date was Oct. 31.
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As if all of that weren't enough, there's also an official synopsis for the second season:
"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
It's 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demagorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived."
Fans are undoubtedly eager to see how the characters are faring a year after the events of Season 1, with Will's friends adjusting to life following his return from the Upside Down. However, Will may not have fully escaped the horrors of his past, as he's still seeing visions that may well tie into the fate of the mysterious Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown).
Things in Hawkins are expected to get even dicier with Chief Hopper (David Harbour) working to protect Will's mom, Joyce (Winona Ryder), while keeping their rescue of Will under wraps -- particularly the truth behind Barb's disappearance. With the rift to the Upside Down still open and the secret government lab still operational, its new stewardship under Dr. Owen (Paul Reiser) will also come into question when new monster(s) descend on the small Indiana town once more.