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Stranger Things season two: New details about everyone's favourite sci-fi show are here!

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Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
January 26, 2017
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Stranger Things has quickly become everyone's new favourite show after premiering on Netflix back in July. Since season two is due to air on the streaming site this year, we have finally gotten some details about what to expect…

Warning, spoilers ahead for anyone who has yet to see the first series!

The season one finale of the sci-fi show saw Will safe and sound after being trapped in the Upside Down for the majority of the first season (although admittedly coughing up slugs), and actor David Harbour, who plays Chief of Police Hopper on the show, has opened up about the aftermath of his return. "It's a year later in the story," he explained during a panel at Fan2Sea comic Con. "So there are several things that happened last year—like Will has come back—there are certain people in the town that know what happened, and then certain people that don't know what happened. So there's a lot of fall out with who knows what."

He also revealed that Barbara, a character who captured the audience's heart after she was effectively abandoned in the Upside Down, would be remembered in the upcoming series by her best friend, Nancy. He said: "The question and the feelings that Nancy has that no one ever cares about her friend Barb are very much present in the beginning of the season." Co-creator Matt Duffer has also spoken about bringing back Barbara's character, telling IGN: "I can't see it happening. Barb will not be forgotten. We'll make sure there's some justice for Barb. People get very frustrated, understandably, that the town doesn't seem to be really dealing with Barb. That stuff is all happening. We're just not spending any screen time on it."

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The first series shot the young cast into stardom

Also, perhaps most importantly, David revealed the role of Lord of the Rings actor Sean Astin in the show, who will apparently be appearing as Joyce's (played by Winona Ryder) new boyfriend. He explained: "We have Sean Astin… he's Winona's new boyfriend—much to the chagrin to the Chief of Police." We were also treated to the titles for series to in a short trailer for the upcoming series, which includes: The Boy Who Came Back To Life, The Pumpkin Patch, The Palace and The Lost Brother.

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