One of the pleasures of Stranger Things’ first season was its myriad little love notes to the Spielberg version of suburbia, a place full of lazy bike rides and wood-paneled dens for young, dice-wielding nerds to battle it out. It sounds like the show’s second season will be getting out of that carpeted basement comfort zone, though, and heading off to the big city (at least for a bit).
That’s per a new Entertainment Weekly write-up of the Netflix series’ second outing, which reveals that the Duffer Brothers will temporarily be leaving Hawkins, Indiana behind to demonstrate that extradimensional weirdness is no longer confining itself to sleepy small towns. “I liked opening the show in a place not in Hawkins, in an urban environment,” Matt Duffer said. “I want people thinking maybe they’ve clicked on the show and then, boom, you realize ‘Oh now we’re still in it.’ But it’s all about broadening, and expanding our world.”
Beyond its details on the new season’s opening scenes, the EW piece is also packed with little tidbits and pictures on the series, for those who can’t wait until October 27 to immerse themselves in the show’s ’80s throwback universe once again. Most strikingly, it features a cover image of Millie Bobby Brown’s Eleven and her new look, suggesting that the Upside Down has some pretty awesome hairstylists lurking among the monsters.