Producer Shawn Levy teases "next-level" things for Stranger Things season 2, Screenrant reports. Levy expounded on the next season in an interview with Southern California Public Radio. Levy was tightlipped about the plot, but did talk about the pressure the crew faces with a second season after a popular first one.
"Yes, the pressure is on, " Levy admitted. "It would be so blatantly disingenuous of me to say differently. It's scary to have people love something this much. It becomes impossible to banish all thoughts of not wanting to disappoint.
He continued, "This has been the challenge of it: on the one hand as we've see in the movie world, to do a follow-up that feels like the same thing is disappointing to an audience; to abandon things or change things [from the original], that disappoints the audience."
But Levy feels confident Season 2 will have some strong material. "A lot of Season 2 is next-level, some crazy stuff, but we must service these characters who are now beloved, who are known to the audience."
He also discussed the challenges of working with child actors who get older between seasons. "We had dinner with the kids. We could see it right in front of us. They are not the same. They are still, thank God, charming and authentic, but it is a different form of those things."
However, Levy feels that the way the Duffer Brothers approach characters is perfect for the child actors. They don't write characters and force actors into the role, but write characters based on what they see in an actor. Levy feels they are up to the challange in regard to these child actors. "I think we're going to stay honest with these kids by growing with them."
I'm looking forward to Season 2 and seeing how the kids have grown. What about you? Are you ready for the "next level" of Stranger Things?