‘Stranger Things’ Producer Teases Scarier Monsters In ‘Darker’ And ‘More Ambitious’ Season 2

The second season of “Stranger Things” will be heading our way in the fall, and according to executive producer Shawn Levy, fans haven’t seen anything yet!

During a Facebook interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Levy hinted at some big developments and even more frightening creatures that, he said, will make “the Demogorgon look quaint.”

Speaking about a “darker” and “more ambitious” season two, Levy cautioned fans to buckle up for an even scarier thrill ride from the Duffer Brothers’ Netflix phenomenon.

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“I was just in the edit room with the brothers yesterday, and we’re like, ‘This is definitely darker. I hope everyone’s down with this,’ because the threats to Hawkins and to our characters are bigger, darker, often times scarier,” said Levy.

“So people who found season one too scary for them, probably you’re going to be more scared by season two,” he added. “But again, the best thing I can tell you is that through it all, it’s got the best heart. But it is, cinematically and budgetary, it’s definitely more ambitious.”

If, however, you are one of those fans convinced that seemingly doomed teenager Barb might reappear, then Levy has some bad news to share.

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“I’ve had a lot of people, some huge celebrities, come up to me at these awards shows, like, ‘So, between us, Barb’s coming back, right?’ I’m like ‘No, you saw, she had like a creature, slug, worm, snake, coming out of her mouth. I don’t know that there’s a bounce back from that,’” he said. “So no, we are not going to cravenly service the wish list of fans. We’re going to service the Duffer instincts and what they feel is the right story to tell.”

The second season of “Stranger Things” is scheduled to debut on Halloween 2017.


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