Since the premiere of Stranger Things on Netflix earlier this summer, the show has developed a pretty big fanbase who are focused on trying to figure out what’s going to happen next. In a new interview with Collider, director Shawn Levy hinted at what the show will focus on in its sophomore season.
Warning: Spoilers for the first season of Stranger Things.
According to Levy, after the first season dealt with the paranormal world of the Upside Down and learning about the unnatural, the second season will follow the Byers family as they try to reclaim some of that normalcy.
“Will Byers was in that Upside Down for a while,” Levy said. “So season two is about this determined desire to return to normalcy in Hawkins, in the Byers family, in that group of friends, and it’s the struggle to reclaim normalcy and maybe the impossibility of it.”
The last time we saw poor Will Byers was in the season finale. After sitting down for a nice Christmas dinner with his mom Joyce (Winona Ryder) and brother Jonathan, Will heads to the bathroom, feeling a little ill, and proceeds to throw up a slug that he picked up from the Demogorgon in the Upside Down. While the second season may focus on everyone trying to return to normal, it looks like that may be harder for Will than he had hoped.
Co-creators Ross and Matt Duffer have previously said that the hints for the second season lie within the titles that were revealed when the renewal was announced. They’ve also confirmed that a couple of Reddit theorists have figured out what the path looks like for the show, but wouldn’t address it any further.
Stranger Things returns to Netflix for a second season in 2017.