19 Facts You Should Know Know About Stranger Things!

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I know, I know... It has been difficult waiting for the new season. Here are some facts you probably don't know about Stranger Things to hold you until the second season. + A 36-second trailer for the second season!

Here is the new trailer! 😍

1. The show has two directors: Matt & Ross Duffer who are brothers! They are twins. Very attractive twins.

Their first idea was to adapt Stephen King’s book It into a show. But that idea got rejected... That was the beginning of Stranger Things.

2. But this wasn't the end of rejections! They got rejected by15 different producers..

Netflix became the happy ending. 😏

3. The directors are not the only twins on the set!

Mike's little sister Holly's role is shared by twins.

4. They completely improvise Holly's scenes. Cute and talented!

They completely improvise Holly's scenes. Cute and talented!
They completely improvise Holly's scenes. Cute and talented!

But the kids hate monsters... So they have been told that the monster in Stranger Things is basically Sully from Monsters, Inc.

5. Now back to the director twins! They love the 80s so much that they covered us in all kinds of references.

Even just the poster for Stranger Things is inspired by Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and E.T.!

6. So they had one requirement for all the actors and actresses: To watch all the movies referenced in the show!

They asked Millie Bobby Brown (aka Eleven) to especially act like E.T. And she does it sooo well!

7. 307 girls and 906 boys auditioned for the part. They were asked to do a classic scene from Stand By Me.

8. Real life Eleven, Millie Bobby Brown was actually 11 during the filming. And she made some brave choices, especially for her age...

Real life Eleven, Millie Bobby Brown was actually 11 during the filming. And she made some brave choices, especially for her age...
Real life Eleven, Millie Bobby Brown was actually 11 during the filming. And she made some brave choices, especially for her age...

She said that Charlize Theron's bald head in Mad Max helped her accept this big change! 💇 Her mom filmed the whole thing. Maybe, just maybe, you may be able to find that video on Youtube. 😉

9. According to Millie Bobby, Eleven's character has a total of 42 lines.

But she communicates hella lot more than that with her expressions. That's for sure.

10. The real kiddo behind Dustin's character has a speech impediment in real life!

During a scene, he even explains it by saying that he has cleidocranial dysplasia. This condition called CCD is caused by a delay in the coming out of permanent teeth.

11. Winona Ryder, whose role is a mother who has lost her kid, works with NGOs on child abductions.

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She has donated more than $200,000 to NGOs in this field. 👏

12. In the first episode, Dustin and Will have a bike race for a comic book: #134 of X-Men.

Such a special choice. That is the one where Jean Grey turns into Phoenix.

13. And Demogorgon is actually the super evil character from Dungeons and Dragons!

And Demogorgon is actually the super evil character from Dungeons and Dragons!
And Demogorgon is actually the super evil character from Dungeons and Dragons!

14. In that scene with the immersion tank, they used 1,212 pounds of salt!

15. Finally, back to Stephen King!

Finally, back to Stephen King!
Finally, back to Stephen King!

The poster uses the font from his books!

16. And King loves the show as well...

17. Tangerine Dream loves them as well. This German electronic music band has a special cover for the show.😍

Producers. repeatedly used the Tangerine Dream music in the show. So much love here.

18. Apparently, the initial plan was that Nancy's relationship with Steve would end quickly.

But they loved Steve (aka Joe Keery) so much that they changed their plans to keep him.

19. The 2nd season begins on Halloween! 😱

Eleven is definitely in the new season. Some new faces as well! We're looking forward to it.

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