The second season of Netflix original Stranger Things will be back in six months. And, according to Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), it's [season 2] going to be "a lot more horror oriented".
Recently the Stranger Things stars Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), and Noah Schnapp (Will) opened up about the forthcoming season in an interview with PEOPLE. The cast members were also photographed for the cover of Emmy magazine.
"I think this season [season 2] will be a lot more dark," said Wolfhard of Stranger Things. "I think people are going to like it more than the first season. There are going to be some challenges that the characters face that are real. That are disturbing."
The new season will offer more insight into all characters. Matarazzo (Dustin) said, "The great thing about this season is you get to see insights into each character on their own. You're going to see a lot more into the lives of how the characters are coping with what's been going on...
"I think they're all very emotionally scarred. They feel alone because their best friend [Will] is back and he's not acting like their best friend anymore. He's changed."
Stranger Things season 2 is expected to premiere this Halloween. The cast of the show includes Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.
Sadie Sink (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Dacre Montgomery (Power Rangers), Brett Gelman (Blunt Talk), Sean Astin (The Goonies), Paul Reiser (Aliens), and newcomer Linnea Berthelsen will join the cast in Season 2.