If there's one show that all of us seemed to binge-watch and finish way too quickly, it was Season 1 of Netflix's sci-fi show Stranger Things. Following four kids around to find their abducted friend, Will Byers, it the first season took us on a wild ride that led us to multiple theories and presumptions—many of which proved to be wrong—while leaving us with an open-ended theory as Season 2 begins later this year.
Problem is, following the TV show's success and the anticipation, audiences are forced to wait until Halloween for Stranger Things' second season, leaving many wishing for anything to get their fill.
Well, we've got your fill right here.
Per Entertainment Weekly—who obtained quite the in-depth details of Season 2's plot—there's even more to look forward once October 31st comes along and Stranger Things unveils new episodes.
While the details are specific, they don't reveal everything, meaning there's no need to stop reading now for fear of a major spoiler alert. That said, here's what EW had to spill.
The new episodes will explore the effect that the Upside Down had on Will Byers—both physically and mentally. If you recall, the last time we saw Will, he was coughing up some sort of slug in the bathroom after being rescued. According to the show's co-creator, Matt Duffer: "He seems to be seeing images from the Upside Down—the question is whether they’re real or not. So it seems like he’s having some sort of post-traumatic stress disorder."
Will's mother, Joyce Byers, has a new love interest—played by actor Sean Astin—with her believing he can help her boys as a "strong father figure."
Police chief Jim Hopper is trying to keep all the events from Season 1 a secret—including the disappearance of Barb—hoping that it will help protect the kids. Says David Harbour, who plays the character: “It kind of falls on Hopper to be the voice of authority to say, ‘This did happen and this didn’t happen,’” says Harbour. “He’s struggling with the compromise that takes him to, having to lie and cover things up.”
Both Nancy and Mike Wheeler are expected to be the most emotional, with both losing a close friend—Barb and Eleven. According to co-creator Ross Duffer: "She and Mike are both the most screwed-up because they’re the ones who both lost someone. They’re both grappling with that, and we see the effects.”
The final piece of info might be the most revealing, with a new brother-sister duo making their way to the small town of Hawkins, Billy and Max. The female Max becomes a new friend with the boys—and gets crushed on by two of them—but Billy isn't exactly on their good side. Said Matt Duffer: "“Stephen King always has really great human villains. The evil in the real world is often as bad or worse than the supernatural evil, so we wanted to introduce a character like that.”
With Stranger Things Season 2 not coming out until Halloween, we envision plenty of other details from the plot leaking out somehow, but, hopefully, like these, nothing that will spoil anything for us—but only leave us anticipating the show's return even more.