Netflix’s hit original series Stranger Things drew heavy inspiration from the late 1970s and early ’80s cinema work of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter and Stephen King (as well as Wes Craven, to a lesser degree), while both crafting its season 1 narrative and creating its vision of the fictional Indiana town Hawkins, circa 1983. Appropriately, Stranger Things season 2 is aiming to follow in the footsteps of iconic ’80s film sequels before it, with an innovative-yet-familiar approach; with Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer having name-dropped Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Aliens as being specific inspirations for season 2.
Stranger Things season 2 picks up with the same set of characters a year after season 1, but otherwise the Duffer brothers and their collaborators have managed to keep a lid on any major story details concerning the series’ second season, up to this point. Netflix is using Super Bowl LI to start properly building hype for the show’s …
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