Ever since the Duffer Brothers released their kooky, quirky hit show through Netflix in July 2016, a steady fan base has been growing and gathering momentum. The brothers’ crafty mix of clever camerawork, nods to 80s pop culture and superb pacing (blended with some truly stupendous acting) has arguably been the TV series hit of the year, and deservedly so.

So its army of dedicated fans (known affectionately as ‘Strangers’) went into social media meltdown when the second series of the show was announced on the 31st August. Here, we run down what you can expect from the eagerly anticipated second innings of Stranger Things. So here’s an obvious ***spoiler alert*** for true purists.

Same great direction

Having released their first feature film Hidden in 2015, twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer started making films way back in the third grade. They brought a tremendous amount of passion, knowledge and inspiration to the first series of Stranger Things, so it’s quite right that they should remain firmly at the helm for season two.