Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler on Netflix’s hit “Stranger Things,” has revealed to Emmy magazine (via Mashable) that the upcoming second season of the streaming giant’s 1980s set supernatural series will have darker tone:
“I think this season will be a lot more dark. A lot more horror oriented. 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.”
Wolfhard’s co-star Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin, says part of that is the kids dealing with the trauma of the first season’s events and the return of Will who isn’t himself:
“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.”
The second season is set a year after Will’s return and will premiere on Halloween 2017.