Last Sunday, during Super Bowl, we got the first glimpse of Stranger Things in a new teaser. Now, Entertainment Weekly brings on this week’s cover the first glimplse of the cast, with exclusive photos including one of Winona as Joyce. We have now, for the first time, the plot for the upcoming season.
Stranger Things season 2 begins nearly a year after the first installment, on Halloween in Hawkins, Indiana. (The boys are going as the Ghostbusters, naturally.) Will has rejoined his pals after being rescued from Things’ alternate dimension, the Upside Down. But all is not well with young Mr. Byers, as evidenced by the slug he coughed up in season 1’s final moments. “He seems to be seeing images from the Upside Down—the question is whether they’re real or not,” says co-creator Matt Duffer. “So it seems like he’s having some sort of post-traumatic stress disorder.”
His ultra-fraught mother, Joyce (Winona Ryder), is attempting to make things stable for Will and his brother, Jonathan (Charlie Heaton), and she is dating an old high school classmate, Bob (The Goonies’ Sean Astin). “She’s trying to mask a lot,” explains Ryder. “I think she’s made this choice with Bob because she wants a good father figure in her sons’ lives.”
Meanwhile, Hopper (David Harbour) is attempting to keep all the events of last season, like the disappearance of Barb, a secret in order to protect Joyce and the kids. “It kind of falls on Hopper to be the voice of authority to say, ‘This did happen and this didn’t happen,’” says Harbour. “He’s struggling with the compromise that takes him to, having to lie and cover things up.” Siblings Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Mike are also much changed and mourning the (seeming) deaths of friends Barb and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown). “She and Mike are both the most screwed-up because they’re the ones who both lost someone,” says co-creator Ross Duffer. “They’re both grappling with that, and we see the effects.”
Shaking up the dynamics in Hawkins is the arrival of another brother-sister duo, Billy (Dacre Montgomery) and Max (Sadie Sink). While Max becomes pals with the boys and attracts romantic interest from Lucas and Dustin (played by actors Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo), Billy doesn’t exactly make friends. Teases Matt Duffer, “Stephen King always has really great human villains. The evil in the real world is often as bad or worse than the supernatural evil, so we wanted to introduce a character like that.”
Watch the teaser below. Check scans of the new EW magazine tomorrow, when it hits the stands.
Last night the SAG Awards took place in Los Angeles, and Stranger Things received the biggest prize of the night, the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (or simply ‘Best Drama Series’).
Winona, which rocked her best 90’s vibes in a custom Ryan Roche dress, was the sensation of the night. During David Harbour’s acceptance speech she rocked all the lovely facial expressions we love so much, and became an instant gif maker. Watch it:
Check in our gallery lots of images from last night, ALSO, pictures from Saturday night’s Netflix celebration pre-SAG. And, congratulations to all Stranger Things cast and crew.
Well, first, let me explain: this website was created back in 2004, when we was lacking an online archive with Winona information (specially being in a very complicated period of her life and career when fans couldn’t get proper news that was not gossips). Despite having revamped the gallery once or twice, we’re still lacking a lot, including better organization.
Last week I was browsing around, and saw we still have a lot of MQ sized pictures, some tagged pictures, duplicated pictures, and mostly pictures I collected wasn’t still added in our archive. So I decided to work a little bit for a change, and complete our archive the best I can.
I will be redoing our entire public appearances category. Will remove all pictures and re-add, replacing for HQ/untagged pictures. Some, of course, will remain in small sizes because, as I said, the website is old and probably we won’t find them online anymore to replace, but some new/exclusive ones will also be added.
The first batch contains over 700 HQ pictures covering the years between 1987-1992. Some pictures are really exclusive on the quality we’re posting, so enjoy!
Public Appearances > 1987
Public Appearances > 1988
Public Appearances > 1989
Public Appearances > 1990
Public Appearances > 1991
Public Appearances > 1992
Other albums from 1994-2015 to be updated in the upcoming weeks. Keep checking and don’t forget to follow us on twitter @winonaforever_.
Winona attended last night the annual Golden Globe awards, accompanied by long time boyfriend Scott Mackinlay Hahn. She was nominated as Best Actress in a Drama TV Series for her work in Stranger Things – the award goes to Claire Foy instead.
Winona was stunning in a Viktor & Rolf Soir gown, and also stepped by the Netflix after party as well. Check in our gallery the first batch of pictures.