Stranger Things Season 2: Netflix Unveils Trailer, Premiere Date

Netflix officially kicked off Stranger Things‘ Season 2 marketing blitz Sunday.

During the second half of Super Bowl LI, the streamer unveiled the first trailer for the sci-fi phenom’s anticipated second season, and the 40-second promo is available for your (repeat) viewing pleasure above. The spot — which is bookended by ’80s homages (a commercial for Eleven’s beloved Eggos, a seriously creepy Close Encounters-ish doorway reveal) — also breaks a major piece of news: The new season won’t premiere until (ugh) Halloween 2017.

Much of Season 2 has been shrouded in secrecy, although a few details have trickled out. Here’s what we know: Mad About You‘s Paul Reiser and Lord of the Rings‘ Sean Astin have signed on for recurring roles, with the former playing a high-ranking member within the Department of Energy on a ‘clean-up’ assignment and the latter portraying a kindhearted former nerd who went to high school with Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Hopper (David Harbour).

Additionally, Danish actress Linnea Berthelsen will play an emotionally damaged, magnetic young woman who suffered a great loss as a child. Although she does not live in Hawkins, she is mysteriously connected to the town’s supernatural events.

Netflix also previously released a Season 2 cast pic that essentially confirmed that all of Season 1’s main players will be back for the nine-episode follow-up. And here’s the official logline: “A year after Will’s return, everything seems back to normal… but a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins.”

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  1. Steven says:

    I can’t believe we have to wait till Halloween!

  2. Anne says:

    Screw football, it was this promo that I was looking forward to. So excited!!!

  3. peterwdawson says:

    Waiting to Halloween will be the strangest thing, methinks.

  4. Gina says:

    Has Netflix ever released a show earlier than promised?

  5. Dalyce says:

    Epic ~ Halloween Spooktacular!!!

  6. dan says:

    Justice for Barb!

  7. Lisa says:

    Oh, heck yeah! I cannot wait. Halloween is already my favorite holiday, so this is just extra candy goodness.

  8. matraupach says:

    This is so miserable!
    I feel so miserable!
    WHY do we have to wait so long ;(

  9. Kacey Mcnatt says:

    Nice Homage to Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind at the end there with Will looking through the door only to find Horror on the other side.

  10. Brigid says:

    Your video isn’t working. It keeps telling me that it’s not available in my country. My country is your country if you live in the United States! LOL