Stranger Things is an American science fiction-horror series created, written, directed and produced by the Duffer Brothers. The series was co-executive-produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen.
The first season stars Winona Ryder, Charlie Heaton, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, David Harbour,Gaten Matarazzo, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, and Matthew Modine, with Noah Schnapp and Joe Keery. The second season will see Schnapp and Keery, along with the addition of Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery.
Indiana in the 1980s, the first season focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy by his friends, older brother and mother and the police chief, amid supernatural events occurring around the town including the appearance of a psychokinetic girl who helps the missing boy’s friends in their search.
The second season is set a year after the first, and deals with attempts of the characters to return to normal and consequences from that season.
Several themes was inspired and aesthetically informed by the works of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King, among others.
The series was released on Netflix on July 15, 2016. The series has received several special nominations and awards, including winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2016.
On August 31, 2016, Netflix renewed the series for a second season of nine episodes, which is set to be released on October 31, 2017.