Sunday marked the 51st Super Bowl, but more importantly, it was the day we got to see the first tantalizing bit of footage from Stranger Things’s hotly anticipated second season. It’s a good thing that Netflix gave us something cool to talk about, because the streaming giant also revealed when the hit show’s sophomore season is going to be dropping — and it’s not until Halloween.
That’s right, Stranger Things won’t come back until October 31, 2017, which seems very, very far away. If you think about it, though, it kind of makes sense. Netflix didn’t officially review the spooky bit of ‘80s nostalgia until the end of August, which was about six months ago. Even though the Duffer brothers, the creative team behind the show, had a very thorough blueprint for what they wanted Season 2 to look like, that’s still a fairly quick turnaround. It’s understandable (if regretable) that they’re not going to be ready to unveil the next chapter of Stranger Things until much later this year.
Wouldn’t you rather they take their time and do it right? Especially if it means the show’s going to drop on Halloween, a fittingly spooky day?
In any case, it looks like we’re going to have to wait until the fall to finally get justice for Barb.