What the cast of Stranger Things looks like in real life
A Spielbergian love letter to the '80s from creators Matt and Ross Duffer, Stranger Things caught millions of Netflix subscribers by surprise in 2016, quickly becoming one of the streaming services' most watched shows. The sibling showrunners managed to avoid the dreaded second season syndrome and returned with a satisfying sequel in 2017, which reunited most of our favorites (except Barb, sadly) and introduced a few new faces too.
Season 2 of the nostalgia-inducing, Easter egg-laden show propelled its young stars to levels of fame they couldn't have dreamed of when they answered that first casting call. They've all formed a real bond, according to executive producer Shawn Levy, who told USA Today that they were "delightfully mischievous and giggly — sometimes distractingly so." But what are the kids of Hawkins, Indiana like away from the cameras? This is what the cast of Stranger Things looks like in real life.