Stranger Things: season two will jump ahead a year in time


by Ed Gross |
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One of the tough things about working with young actors in television is that they’re constantly going through physical changes and turning continuity on its ear (damn you, adolesence!). This is particularly true between seasons, so, taking that into account, the Duffer Brothers have decided that when Stranger Things returns for its second season, the timeline will have jumped a year to reflect real time.

Charlie Heaton applauds the decision. Returning as Jonathan Byers, he told Entertainment Tonight, “I think they wanted to let things settle, but [because] there are kids in the show — the actors also have grown a year, so we couldn’t have followed straight on.”

Not that he feels anyone will really notice as, despite the year jump, things will more or less pick up where they left off. Noting it feels like the show will have a larger scope in season two (“Episodes one through four are gonna be a ride”), Heaton says, “You follow these characters a year later, and you’re straight back in the world of Hawkins.”

Season two of Stranger Things has already gone into production, heralded by the apropos tweeted image of the show’s first new tableread below. Heaton will be joined by the rest of the first season cast, with the additions of Dacre Montgomery and Sadie Sink. As they did on season one, Matt and Ross Duffer will be scripting all nine episodes.


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