On-Set Production Stills

Stranger Things

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Part 1 of 5


Welcome to our vast portfolio featuring on-set production stills from season 1 of "Stranger Things". And do we have something great lined up for the Fandom today.

Here's what you can expect inside.

This is the first of five parts. You'll see great photos of "Stranger Things" taken during the first season. And, this section also includes facts about the unique production design. The producers and directors comment on the series throughout. And don't forget, at the bottom of this page, you'll have the option to continue your tour through the Upside Down.

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Hover over the picture for more details. Also, scroll through them to find interesting facts and other great stuff. Or, click the picture to enlarge it and engage the gallery! To find out how to download, scroll to the bottom of the page.

Lucas, Mike and Dustin talk to Eleven. (Source: Netflix)
Hopper tells Jonathan to go home. (Source: Netflix)
Steve makes fun of Jonathan, while Nancy and Barb stand close by. (Source: Netflix)
Joyce listens to Hopper bring some bad news. (Source: Netflix)

‘80s Nostalgia

Here's what Matt Duffer has to say about "Stranger Things" and its '80s vibe.

We have so much nostalgia and love for this era. We really wanted to see something on television that was in the vein of the classic films we loved growing up. The Spielbergs, the John Carpenters, as well as the novels of Stephen King. And to us, what makes all of these stories so great to us - and so resonant - is that they all explore that magical point where the ordinary meets the extraordinary.

Joyce sits in an empty house - waiting for Will to return. (Source: Netflix)
Eleven is told to crush the can using only her mind. No problem! (Source: Netflix)
Brenner urges Eleven to kill. (Source: Netflix)
Eleven crushes a Coke can with her mind. HER MIND! (Source: Netflix)
Eleven at Mike's house. (Source: Netflix)

Once a nerd, always a nerd.

Matt Duffer continues his talk on how he and his brother, Ross, created "Stranger Things".

When we were growing up, we were just regular kids, living in the suburbs of North Carolina, playing 'Dungeons and Dragons' with our nerdy friends. But when we watched these films and read these books, we felt transported. Suddenly our lives had the potential for adventure -- maybe tomorrow we would find a treasure map in the attic, maybe my brother would vanish into the TV screen.

Joyce watches the lights flash - it's Will! (Source: Netflix)
Karen and Joyce have a chat just days after Will's disappearance. (Source: Netflix)
Brenner waits while Eleven uses her powers. (Source: Netflix)
Brenner gets what Brenner wants - or else. (Source: Netflix)
Joyce believes Will is talking to her using the Christmas lights. (Source: Netflix)
Karen Wheeler is Mike and Nancy's mom. mom (Source: Netflix)

Capture that feeling.

We really want to capture that feeling with Stranger Things. We want to bring that feeling to people who grew up on those films -- and we also want to bring it to a whole new generation.

- Matt Duffer

Lucas, Dustin, Mike and Eleven. (Source: Netflix)
Mike, Dustin, Eleven and Lucas search for Will using the new AV Club ham radio. (Source: Netflix)
Lucas, Mike and Dustin searching for Will, but find Eleven instead. (Source: Netflix)

Location, location, location.

"Stranger Things" was filmed both on sound stages as well as on location in Atlanta. Screen Gems Studios housed the interiors of the Wheeler and Byers homes as well as the government lab. The production filmed on location in small towns surrounding Atlanta to capture the small-town look of Hawkins, Indiana. Including downtown Jackson, Ga, a school in Stockbridge, Ga, and a cold-war era looking building near Emory University in Atlanta.

Dustin, Lucas and Mike stare at Eleven. (Source: Netflix)
Brenner is Eleven's 'Papa.' But he's also Hawkins Lab's chief spy. (Source: Netflix)
Brenner and Eleven in Hawkins Lab. What is the Russian man saying? (Source: Netflix)
Dustin sees something scary in the scrap yard. (Source: Netflix)

Ross Duffer, on Hawkins, Indiana.

Hawkins is an ordinary, idyllic little town filled with relatable, ordinary people -- and that makes it the perfect place for something supernatural to happen.

Eleven enjoying Benny's food. (Source: Netflix)
Eleven, cold and shivering, is discovered by Mike, Dustin and Lucas. (Source: Netflix)
Eleven, inside Benny's, uses her powers to make an annoying fan stop working. (Source: Netflix)
Barb in the upside down. Is this the last we see of her - alive? (Source: Netflix)
Steve is charming isn't he? At least Nancy thinks so. (Source: Netflix)

Looks good!

Shawn Levy says about the show’s setting, like any small, American town,

...there’s something Spielbergian Americana about Indiana. Hawkins is a town with history, not only in its buildings and its land, but most importantly, amongst its characters.

It was a specific look at which the production team aimed.

Lucas and Dustin on the train tracks discuss how compasses work. (Source: Netflix)
Eleven prepares to do her job at Hawkins Lab. (Source: Netflix)
Dustin, Lucas and Mike in the scrap yard. Lucas just met Eleven's powers. (Source: Netflix)
Nancy is in the Upside Down - but so is something else. And it's Hungry. (Source: Netflix)
Hopper secretly searches Hawkins Lab. (Source: Netflix)

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"Stranger Things" stars: Winona Ryder; David Harbour; Finn Wolfhard; Millie Bobby Brown; Gaten Matarazzo; Caleb McLaughlin; Natalia Dyer; Charlie Heaton; Cara Buono; Dacre Montgomery; Sadie Sink; Noah Schnapp; Joe Keery and Maya Hawke. For more cast details, go to the series main page and click or tap on the icon.

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