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Will Stephen King Really Be Involved in the Second Season of ‘Stranger Things?’

The internet has been abuzz with rumors concerning Netflix’s breakout series Stranger Things, citing everything from the expected release date to new characters. According to TMZ, we now have confirmation from David Harbour – who plays Sheriff Jim Hopper in the show – whether or not the Master of Horror Stephen King will indeed be involved in Stranger Things‘ second season.

In a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child – which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community. Dark government agencies and seemingly malevolent supernatural forces converge on the town while a few locals begin to understand that there’s more going on than meets the eye.

From this 23 second video, we have gleaned a few bits of information. The first is that no, Stephen King is not involved in the second season of Stranger Things. This is a bittersweet revelation, considering how influential King was in the show’s first season. We did learn, however, that King is more than invited to contribute on the show, whether it be on the second season or even seasons in the future.

Last but certainly not least, we learned from Mr. Harbour that season two is currently shooting. For Stranger Things fans, this news might just be the most exciting thing we’ve heard since watching that last episode from season one and knowing we had to wait to find out what happened next in Hawkins, Indiana. A new, bare bones trailer has been released.

While this trailer doesn’t give us much info, it does tell us the episode titles and the number of eps that we’ll get.

  1. Madmax
  2. The Boy Who Came Back To Life
  3. The Pumpkin Patch
  4. The Palace
  5. The Storm
  6. The Pollywog
  7. The Secret Cabin
  8. The Brain
  9. The Lost Brother

A few other rumors have been thrown about besides the expected release date – July 2017 – and new characters – Sadie Sink as Max, who is a tomboy and “tougher than she looks,” and Dacre Montgomery, Max’s older brother. We also got an answer to the sequel vs. new story question – it’s a sequel. Popular ’80s actors Sean Astin and Paul Reiser are also rumored to have joined the cast. We also got confirmation from that Millie Bobby Brown will, in fact, return as Eleven.

Here’s the season two teaser, which was released this past October. #JusticeForBarb

Stay tuned to PopHorror to find out more tidbits and news from the Duffer Brothers’ most successful and beloved project.

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Hiding out in the lonely Quiet Corner in Northeastern Connecticut, Tracy Allen has been an avid horror movie since she was a young girl. Growing up in the '80s, Tracy has lived through many a change in musical stylings and movie trends, and uses that history to come up with as many colorful, well-rounded reviews as possible.

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