Stranger Things Season 2 is coming in 2017! Netflix made the unsurprising announcement today with a teaser trailer playing the hypnotic main theme. Scope out the episode titles for Season 2 in the one-minute teaser.

Here’s the list if you watch the teaser right now.

The Boy Who Came Back to Life
The Pumpkin Patch
The Palace
The Storm
The Pollywog
The Secret Cabin
The Brain
The Lost Brother

The Boy Who Came Back to Life sounds like an episode centered around Will. Remember, these titles aren’t abstract. They are likely explaining something central to each episode. Take a look at the episode titles from the first season.

The Vanishing of Will Byers
The Weirdo on Maple Street
Holly, Jolly
The Body
The Flea and the Acrobat
The Monster
The Bathtub
The Upside Down

Each one of those titles represented a pivotal part of each episode. It’s likely the season 2 episode titles are the same.

The Lost Brother is an interesting one. Maybe, El has a lost brother. Maybe, she wasn’t the first to venture into the Upside Down. What if her brother is the monster? Who knows, but it’s fun to toss around crazy theories as we wait for season 2.

Stranger Things 2

EW got a hold of the Duffer Brothers this morning for some more details. Here are the basics.

Everyone is probably coming back. Stranger Things 2 continues the story less than a year after the events of the first season. It’s not concrete confirmation the cast is returning, but season 2 isn’t skipping a big chunk of time that would make cast changes necessary.

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Four new characters.

James Cameron for inspiration. More specifically, his success with sequels. Change it up, but keep what we all loved about the original.

Venturing beyond Hawkins. Things won’t be Strange in just the small Indiana town.

The Upside Down is back. No surprise here.

Those are just the basics. There’s a lot more in the EW piece.

Can Season 2 possibly live up to Season 1?

That’s the nagging thought in the back of my mind. Following up a stellar first season is one of the hardest things to do. I remember being so pumped for True Detective Season 2. And we all know how that turned out.

There are reasons to believe Stranger Things will be different. In July, Ross Duffer told Variety they have a 30-page document that dives deeper into the Upside Down.

This doesn’t sound like a case of a show becoming popular and then the showrunners scrambling to get a second season put together. It sounds like a plan was already in place in case Season 1 took off, which it did.

I’m just crossing my fingers Season 2 is half as good as Season 1. Netflix hasn’t let me down before. Don’t start now.

Are you pumped for Stranger Things Season 2? Where do you want to see the story go from here?

And if you haven’t seen the first season yet, what the hell is wrong with you?

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