Some new plot details have been announced for 'Stranger Things' season two, which comes as a relief to those who nearly died when they found out that it won't be hitting Netflix until October 2017. Everything from new characters to new monsters are hinted at ahead of the show.

Stranger ThingsWhat can we expect from 'Stranger Things' season 2?

As you've probably already gathered, season 2 kicks off one year after events in the first season - that is, one year after Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) disappeared into the Upside Down and Will finally returned home, albeit vomiting baby demogorgons (probably). 

'He seems to be seeing images from the Upside Down-the question is whether they're real or not', creator Matt Duffer told Entertainment Weekly. 'So it seems like he's having some sort of post-traumatic stress disorder.' It's Halloween and naturally Will (Noah Schnapp), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) have their Ghostbusters costumes at the ready. Yeah, life might seem the usual Dungeons & Dragons and sci-fi filled fun, but Will's mom Joyce (Winona Ryder) has been struggling and is now dating an old pal named Bob (Sean Astin).

More new arrivals come in the form of brother and sister Billy (Dacre Montgomery) and Max (Sadie Sink); the latter of whom is a fascination point for some of our young male protagonists, and the former of whom is something of a villain in the story.

Obviously the apparent deaths of Barb and Eleven have torn up Will and his sister Nancy (Natalia Dyer), but they don't get much chance to talk about it now that Hopper is keeping events quiet. 'She and Mike are both the most screwed-up because they're the ones who both lost someone', co-creator Ross Duffer explained. 'They're both grappling with that, and we see the effects.'

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It's far from the end of the horror though. The Upside Down is certainly not closed and there are more terrible things that lay within. Not that all the monsters are terrifying; Dustin has found a rather cute polliwog from another world. But you'll have to wait until Halloween to find out its significance. 'It's a little creature I get to bond with', Matarazzo said. It's obviously not from this planet or this dimension.'

'Stranger Things' season 2 will return to Netflix in October 2017.