Stranger Things season 2 promises to capture the 'magic' of Indiana Jones

Specifically Temple of Doom

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 29 August 2016 10:20 BST

There were many reasons why Stranger Things became an unprecedented hit for Netflix, one of them being its loving homage to films of the 70s and 80s.

Fortunately, the planned follow-up - which is yet to be officially confirmed - will continue in the same vein with creators The Duffer Brothers knowing full well the direction they want to go in.

Season 2, Matt and Ross Dufffer told IGN, will be set in 1984 - a year on from events of the first eight episodes.

They elaborated:

1984 was a f**king amazing year, especially the movies that came out in the summer of 1984 - it was just a great year for pop culture... so we're trying, hopefully, to capture a little bit of the magic of those films. Something like Temple of Doom - I actually really love Temple of Doom, I love that it gets a little darker and weirder from Raiders... it messed up a lot of kids, and I love that about that film - that it really traumatised some children. Not saying that we want to traumatise children, just that we want to get a little darker and weirder

The Duffer Brothers stated they'll have "a license to go a little weirder" and expressed their excitement over the potential addition of "more VFX to play around with."

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings recently stated the streaming service would be "dumb not to" commission a second season; unsurprising considering it was recently confirmed to be its third biggest original property.

Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder as the mother of missing child Will Byers whose disappearance triggers a series of extraordinary mysteries in Hawkins, Indiana. David Harbour and Matthew Modine co-star as do child actors Millie Bobby Brown - as the mysterious Eleven - and Finn Wolfhard who'll next be seen in a big-screen version of Stephen King's It.

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