If everything is perfect with Netflix’s Stranger Things, then you are probably not paying due attention to all the minor details of the show which create the background of this 1980-era world. However, industry experts are presently voting for the Emmy Awards of the year, which indicates that Netflix is keen to showcase all the effort that they have put in recreating Hawkins, Indiana and the scary world of The Upside Down.
Have a look at this Stranger Things featurette detailing how the production team of Stranger Things built the tunnels we saw in season 2 and how a Sears catalog is among the most instrumental objects in recreating the sets.
Stranger Things Featurette
Behind the scenes videos, like this one are superb as they reveal the mystery and give us a clearer idea of the production elements that we generally do not give a thought to. Although the 80s ambiance is a vital part of Stranger Things, it is pleasant to hear those who take decisions that bind the whole thing together. To see the camera traverse those environments made us recall the Ready Player One challenge, which was another project based in the 80s which recreated that era with pin-point accuracy. It is amusing to hear the production designer talk about movies such as Kluteand Silkwood being the inspirations as well as the obvious influences of icons like Steven Spielberg and James Cameron.
We will soon see Stranger Things enter the world of comic books, novels, and video games. The show’s season 3 is currently filming and it will feature all the major cast members from the earlier seasons including David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, GatenMatarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, and Sadie Sink as Max. (RIP Barb and Bob.)
Similar to Season 2, the new season will also introduce some fresh faces to Hawkins. These will be Cary Elwes as Mayor, Jake Busey as a journalist, Maya Thurman-Hawke as “alternative girl”and Francesca Reale as a local lifeguard. Stranger Things 3 is likely to take a new direction and will be arriving on Netflix next year.