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Stranger Things 2 Posters Reveal New Characters

It only gets stranger from here...

Netflix has unveiled a collection of stunning new Stranger Things posters leading up to the series' second season, introducing a pair of new characters. 

Season two of the critically acclaimed sci-fi series will return to the once-quiet town of Hawkins, Indiana, where the world has now been flipped inside out, and where the Demogorgon scoops up children in the dead of night and drags them to the Upside Down. This time around, the beast from beyond the earthly realm is an even larger and more dangerous threat, as evidenced by the looks of everyone's faces in the new posters. 

The posters were first released on the official Stranger Things Twitter account in batches of three for twelve in total, accompanied by captions that collectively read, "We're going back to Hawkins. A place where the curiosity door never closes. A place where new adventure awaits us. And it's only getting stranger."

Fan-favorite characters—like Gaten Matarazzo's gap-tooted, Dungeons & Dragons-loving Dustin and Millie Bobby Brown's doe-eyed telekinetic Eleven—are shown looking at someone or something out of frame, illuminated in red and neon pink lighting. The returning cast is joined by two newcomers, actors Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery, both of whom get their own solo posters as well.

Sink, known for her work in The Glass Castle, plays the headstrong and tough Max. Power Rangers actor Montgomery takes on the role of her hyper-confident brother, Billy. The newbies appear to fit right in with the Hawkins bunch, down to Montgomery's '80s hairdo and Sink's worried expression that mirrors Brown's as Eleven. 

Sink's Max and Montgomery's Billy were paired with Brown's Eleven in the series of tweets, a choice that might be worthwhile to note. Grouping two fresh faces with one of the series' most cherished characters could be an intentional move on Netflix's part, perhaps as a way to signal that the siblings have some sort of connections to the same program that game Eleven her powers. It's also interesting to consider that a number of other new Hawkins townsfolk are left out of the posters, including Sean Astin's Barb-like character Bob Newby.

This new bundle of posters comes alongside a variety of different ones released in the past few weeks, including one honors A Nightmare on Elm Street, another that pays tribute to Alien, and one that connects Chief Hopper to The Running Man

Check out the all the new posters—which also feature Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington—below. 

Stranger Things is set to return for its second season on Netflix on October 27. Find out what to watch while you're waiting until then.