Volume 2 of “Stranger Things” premieres on Netflix on July 1, bringing more answers to how the Upside Down will be defeated after Season 4 Volume 1 shattered Netflix records.
Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) is blood-soaked in a hospital gown and staring into the abyss in the latest trailer for “Stranger Things 4, Volume 2,” which has even more easter eggs for longtime fans.
Meanwhile, Hopper (David Harbour), who is still in Russia, is on the hunt for an unknown villain. Could it be Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower) creating chaos over there too?
“Stranger Things 4” was envisioned by the Duffer Brothers with a running time more than double that of any previous season, with episodes lasting well over an hour. With nearly 800 pages of scripts, the two-part Season 4 took two years to film.
What can we expect in Volume 2 of Stranger Things Season 4?
As you might expect, the cast will band together in these final episodes to take on Vecna, although, as Dr Brenner ominously predicts that “Hawkins will fall”, and it may not be enough. Nancy (Natalia Dyer) appears to have escaped Vecna’s spell, but she, Robin (Maya Hawke), Steve (Joe Keery), Eddie (Joseph Quinn), and the rest of the gang don’t waste any time returning to the Upside Down to confront him.
After delving deep into some traumatic, Vecna-related events in her past at the end of Volume 1, Eleven regained her powers and is determined to reunite with her friends and save the day. Hopper, Murray (Brett Gelman), and Joyce (Winona Ryder) appear to be still in Russia, battling more Demogorgons and coming across some kind of swirling creature or substance they must destroy.
There are also hints at smaller subplots, such as Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) swinging at jock Jason (Mason Dye) and Will (Noah Schnapp) and Mike (Finn Wolfhard) sharing a heartfelt hug. Could this be the aftermath of Will revealing his feelings for Mike, which has been hinted at in the past?
Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 is streaming on Netflix from 1 July.