Stranger Things co-creator Matt Duffer has warned that not all fans will like season two when it hits Netflix on Friday (October 27).
First reviews for the second season have been generally positive, but Matt – who creates the show with his brother Ross – has promised Digital Spy that the new run is very different and could divide fans.
“With sequels, there are often more misses than hits – but I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that they are trying too hard to recreate the first experience; they almost mimic it,” he explained.
“What we’re trying to do is almost like when James Cameron does a sequel. He does it and he tells a very different story. He sets the same mood and tone, but then he moves it in a different direction. That’s something that was really important to us. It’s like, ‘Let’s not do the same thing over again. Let’s try different things’.
“I’m sure some people will like it less and some people will like it more. But regardless, there will be arguments about it and that’s fine. There will be lots of arguments over whether you like season one or season two better, but we’re fine with that.”
As for what we can expect from our weekend binge of season two, Matt told us he wants to explore the side effects of what happened to Will in the Upside Down.
“Are there side effects from living in this alternate dimension? We’re dealing with that, we’re dealing with Barb. We’re dealing with the mystery of what happened, too. We jump into that stuff pretty much right away in episode one,” he teased.
Stranger Things season two arrives on Netflix on Friday (October 27).
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