Hawkins, Illinois meets Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in the first full trailer for Stranger Things Season 2. Deadline reported on the trailer’s release, which Netflix dropped Saturday night after the Comic-Con Stranger Things panel earlier that afternoon.
The cast members at the panel were reportedly tight-lipped about the details of Season 2, and the new trailer follows suit: though we see an entire three minutes of new footage, the trailer reveals little about any concrete plot details. There are some glimpses of new cast members, including Sean Austin (who will play character Bobby Newby) and Sadie Sink (who is to play Max, a new kid who joins Mike Wheeler’s friend group).
The trailer also catches up with some of the more familiar characters from Season 1. The new footage indicates that Will Byers is still haunted by visions of the Upside Down (including that bizarre and terrifying new creature revealed back in the first Super Bowl commercial), and that friends Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and mother Joyce Byers are all struggling to help him cope and sort out what these visions could mean. Police Chief Jim Hopper is shown struggling through his own mystery as he uncovers an array of different portals to the Upside Down popping up all over Hawkins, and it seems that Mike’s sister Nancy is back to her monster hunting, gun and all.
The trailer ends by showing Eleven trapped in the Upside Down, but also hints at her escape, with the last bit of footage showing her hand reaching through a portal into the normal plane of reality. Though this new trailer only gives little hints as to what’s to come with Stranger Things Season 2, one thing’s for certain: something strange is coming to Hawkins once again – and it doesn’t look good.
Stranger Things Season 2 will be released on October 27 on Netflix. Until then, all episodes of Stranger Things Season 1 can be viewed on the streaming service.