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Production Stills & Episode Posters

Stranger Things

Photo & Poster Gallery

Part 4 of 5

Welcome!

Welcome to our online portfolio of production stills and episode posters from season 1 of "Stranger Things". These high-quality shots are free to download. Yes, really.

Here's what you can expect inside.

This is the fourth of five parts. Today, you'll see more production stills from "Stranger Things" season 1. And, you will also see episode posters commissioned by Netflix and created by individual artists. But first, let's meet the cast!

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Mike, Eleven, Lucas and Dustin get to the quarry. (Source: Netflix)
Hopper watches from a distance as Will's body is pulled from the water. (Source: Netflix)
Nancy looks for Barb in the forest. (Source: Netflix)
Jonathan and Nancy at the funeral home. (Source: Netflix)

That cast, tho.

Leading the cast is the supremely talented Winona Ryder who was keen to do a project like "Stranger Things".

It’s a genre that I hadn’t explored before and was interesting to me. I’m really lucky in my life that I’ve gotten to do a lot of different things and so it was exciting to try something new. I took a lot from performances like Ellen Burstyn in 'Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore' and Marsha Mason in 'Max Dugan Returns' and Audrey Rose.

Matt Duffer says about her,

Winona is completely fearless. She jumps in all the way, 100% and that’s what we needed for the Joyce character. She’s on her own for so much of the show, losing her grip on what is real as she goes through an emotional rollercoaster.

Producer Shawn Levy echoes the Duffers’ enthusiasm for Ryder.

Her face and presence on screen are not only amazing and powerful but loaded with cultural memories for all of us.

Holly Wheeler and Karen have a morning chat. (Source: Netflix)
Mike explains to Eleven how to get to another dimension. (Source: Netflix)
Jonathan and Nancy review some books. (Source: Netflix)
Joyce doesn't want Lonnie to remove the lights. (Source: Netflix)
Lonnie thinks he can make some money from Will's death. (Source: Netflix)

Coffee and contemplation.

David Harbour, who plays Hopper, savors his role as a broken man.

Hopper doesn’t really care for the magical stuff, but wants to know the truth.

Harbour also enjoys playing against Winona’s Joyce.

They’ve known each other a long time and she’s someone who can get under his skin and he’s someone who can get under her skin. She’s like a live wire. She’s dynamite.

Ryder shares his enthusiasm.

David can really deliver and he’s got incredible range. And he’s a real comrade.

Chiming in with praise for Harbor, Levy gushes,

He’s never not great. We’ve all seen his work. But no one this far has ever put him in the center, has made him the leading man.

Eleven searches for and finds some nourishment. (Source: Netflix)
Jonathan and Nancy think they may have a lead. (Source: Netflix)
Mike, Dustin and Lucas at Will's funeral. (Source: Netflix)
Eleven uses her powers to spy on the Russians. (Source: Netflix)
Dustin notices the bad men approaching the house. (Source: Netflix)
Matt and Ross Duffer behind the scenes of season 1. (Source: Netflix)

Millie, tho!

Casting Eleven was a tricky task for the Duffers, but one that they succeeded in finding Millie Bobby Brown. The same age Winona Ryder was when she began working in film, her castmates praise her as a talent beyond her age.

Millie’s a real pro. She can turn it on and turn it off so effortlessly. It’s a fascinating character and she’s digging into it real good!

- David Harbour, in 2016.

It’s incredible to see what her character is capable of. When would you ever have the chance to see a girl who could kick butt with her mind!

- Finn Wolfhard, in 2016.

Natalia Dyer, the Duffers and Finn Wolfhard behind the scenes of season 1. (Source: Netflix)
The Duffers direct Caleb McLaughlin in season 1. (Source: Netflix)
Matt and Ross Duffer behind the scenes of season 1 with Winona Ryder. (Source: Netflix)

Oh, we have posters.

We have the two official "Stranger Things" season 1 posters below. Plus, eight hand-drawn episode posters. These episode-specific posters were created in 2019 by individual artists and released in the weeks before the season 3 premiere.

Stranger Things season 1 poster. (Source: Netflix)
Stranger Things season 1 poster (alternate version). (Source: Netflix)

We have to talk about Charlie.

Authentic and 'incapable of artifice,' as producer Shawn Levy describes him, Charlie Heaton relates to his character on a personal level.

We both grew up in a broken home and lower-class family and he has a responsibility to his family.

Winona praises his ability and their connection as TV mother and son.

Charlie is phenomenal. I’ve never worked with anyone like him. We formed a real bond.

Is there a doctor in the house?

Playing the sinister Dr. Brenner is the talented Matthew Modine.

One of my favorite aspects of the show is the relationship between Dr. Brenner and Eleven. On one hand, you could view him as her jailor, but you also could see him as he views himself - as the only person who understands Eleven. The person who has raised her and possibly loves her.

- Producer Shawn Levy, speaks about Matthew Modine.

Coming up next.

In our next chapter, we'll see the remaining production stills from season 1. And, we'll also take a closer look at the producing team responsible for making "Stranger Things."

Just one more thing...

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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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