The success of the Netflix series Stranger Things was a bit of a surprise, but part of what fans loved is the nostalgia angle. With the second season being set in the Fall of 1984, folks are trying to figure out just what pop culture references we might see this time around. Executive producer Matt Duffer told TVLine.com:
The summer of ’84 was a great summer for movies. There was Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Ghostbusters and Gremlins and The Karate Kid. The kids would have all seen those movies. They probably saw them multiple times, in fact, so they’re able to reference them.
It’s playing at the local movie theater because [it came out] in October ’84.
The question of how much of the government conspiracy angle would be played up in the new season, to which Ross said more time:
We wanted to explore the idea of how they could keep something like this covered up, and what happens if you’re not able to keep a lid on this. That was something that was interesting to us and that we wanted to explore.
Stranger Things season 2 debuts on October 31st, 2017.