‘Stranger Things’ actor talks ‘darker, bigger’ second season

Netflix hit show will return in 2017

Stranger Things actor Charlie Heaton has spoken of what to expect from the show’s second season.

Netflix recently confirmed that it has renewed hit show Stranger Things for another instalment. Season two will feature nine episodes, one more than the first, launching on Netflix at a date in 2017 which has yet to be announced. A recent teaser video revealed the episode titles and a clue that the series will be set in the fall of 1984.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Heaton – who plays Jonathan Byers in the show and previously found fame in indie band Comanechi – described the second season as “darker” and “bigger”. He added: “You follow these characters a year later, and you’re straight back in the world of Hawkins, [Indiana], which we know and love so well.

“The scope feels bigger this year… From episode one through four, it’s gonna be a ride.”

Read more: Stranger Things Season 2: Release Dates, Cast, Trailers and Everything You Need To Know

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Explaining the one-year gap, Heaton said: “I think [the creators] wanted to let things settle, but also there are kids in the show – the actors also have grown in a year. So, we couldn’t have followed straight on.”

“I don’t think you’re gonna notice. Even though it’s a year, you’re falling straight back into where we left off, in a sense.”

Meanwhile, the cast recently reunited for the season two table read, later sharing a photo of an “upside down world” version of the cast.