‘Stranger Things 2’ Makers: ‘We Wanted To IMPROVE THE Stakes’  BY SAEED NASIR

Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) results in the next season of Stranger Things.


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Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) comes back in the next season of Stranger Things.

Things are about to get even stranger in Hawkins, Ind.

That is the small town the Netflix series Stranger Things is defined in. The next season of the moment cult classic set in the 1980s is released Friday, and it accumulates about a 12 months after the first adventure into the Upside Down, the defeat of the Demogorgon monster and Eleven’s noticeable disappearance.

Stranger Things is the brainchild of twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, who said that their likes are incredibly similar — but that they battle all the time. It’s mostly about writing.


“Any other area of the process is, you have your blueprint,” Ross says. “But when you’re just looking at the blank page, doesn’t matter — it certainly is terrifying.”

“Every writer you meet, at least in Hollywood, is miserable,” Matt says.

Now the show’s central group of kids — Dustin, Lucas, Mike and Will — are per annum older, and in this year you get a feeling that they are growing up. Their storyline lines learn to diverge and expand.

“It’s fun, because we’re able to balance different styles,” Ross says. “I can do teen romance, and i quickly can hop to these little kids messing around to just the mom crying — an emotional scene. I like that we can jump around to different genres, but it’s always challenging, structurally, to get it to build the way we wish it to.”

They spoke in NPR’s studio room in Culver City, Calif.

The Duffer brothers guide the young stars of Stranger Things.


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On the character Eleven’s new role

Matt Duffer: So that’s probably the biggest difference because of this season, for the reason that Eleven is not with the kids, really. I mean, you know, there were interactions with Netflix. Individuals were nervous about it wish lot of the success of the first season originated from her interaction with the boys — the chemistry between them. And then immediately, you’re kind of removing that back-up. And I feel that part of that was just to test ourselves. We really wanted to not do the same thing again. … I wanted her to acquire her own journey, individual from the kids.

Within the more sinister and intimidating feel to Stranger Things 2

Ross Duffer: Well, yeah, I guess the first season was very centered on just Will and saving him. We wished to improve the stakes — even though Will performs a central role — that it certainly puts everyone in peril moving forward.

Matt: Well, it’s a clich? sequel thing: like, bigger and darker.

Over the pressure to provide a good sequel

Ross: I usually say that it evens out in terms of just how frightened I am about the whole thing. ‘Cause season one, you’re just worried that people may well not enjoy it, and even worse, that no one’s gonna watch it. So season one really was terrifying in a whole lot of ways. And then this season’s a very different sense, which is: We know we’re gonna have these folks observing it, but yeah, they have expectations now. And that is always the balancing work, ’cause you do not want to just give people precisely what is expected. You want to surprise them a little bit.

On the destiny of the type Barb

Matt: I think we fix it.

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